northeaster

[nawrth-ee-ster; Nautical nawr-ee-ster]
noun
1.
New England and South Atlantic States. a wind or gale from the northeast.
2.
Meteorology, northeast storm.
Also, nor'easter.


Origin:
1765–75; northeast + -er1

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northeaster (ˌnɔːθˈiːstə, nautical ˌnɔːrˈiːstə)
 
n
a strong wind or storm from the northeast

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There was something even refreshing in it, as in a northeaster to a hardy temperament.
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