down-easter

down-easter

[doun-ee-ster]
noun
1.
a full-rigged ship built in New England in the late 19th century, usually of wood and relatively fast.
2.
a native or inhabitant of Maine.
3.
a native or inhabitant of New England.
4.
Canadian. a native or resident of the Maritime Provinces.

Origin:
1810–20, Americanism down East + -er1

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