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nor'wester

[nawr-wes-ter] /ˌnɔrˈwɛs tər/
noun
1.
sou'wester (defs 1, 2).
Origin
1695-1705
1695-1705; nor(th)wester
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nor'wester

/ˌnɔːˈwɛstə/
noun
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
Word Origin
C18 (in the sense: storm from the northwest): a contraction of northwester
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