southwester

[ south-wes-ter; Nautical sou-wes-ter ]
/ ˌsaʊθˈwɛs tər; Nautical ˌsaʊˈwɛs tər /
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noun

a wind, gale, or storm from the southwest.

Nearby words

  1. southwark,
  2. southwell,
  3. southwest,
  4. southwest by south,
  5. southwest by west,
  6. southwesterly,
  7. southwestern,
  8. southwesterner,
  9. southwestward,
  10. southwestwardly

Origin of southwester

First recorded in 1825–35; southwest + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for southwester

southwester

/ (ˌsaʊθˈwɛstə, nautical ˌsaʊˈwɛstə) /

noun

a strong wind or storm from the southwest
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