sou'wester ( defs 1, 2 ).

1695–1705; nor(th)wester Unabridged
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nor'wester (ˌnɔːˈwɛstə)
1.  a less common name for sou'wester
2.  a drink of strong liquor
3.  a strong northwest wind
4.  (NZ) a hot dry wind from the Southern Alps
[C18 (in the sense: storm from the northwest): a contraction of northwester]

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The ice was in fairly good condition and a stiff nor'wester gave promise of fine sport for the afternoon.
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