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northwester

[nawrth-wes-ter; Nautical nawr-wes-ter] /ˌnɔrθˈwɛs tər; Nautical ˌnɔrˈwɛs tər/
noun
1.
New England and South Atlantic States. a wind or gale from the northwest.
Also, nor'wester.
Origin
1725-1735
1725-35; northwest + -er1
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northwester

/ˌnɔːθˈwɛstə; nautical ˌnɔːˈwɛstə/
noun
1.
a strong wind or storm from the northwest
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