nor-westers

nor'wester

[nawr-wes-ter]
noun
1.
sou'wester ( defs 1, 2 ).

Origin:
1695–1705; nor(th)wester

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nor'wester (ˌnɔːˈwɛstə)
 
n
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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