northeaster

noun

north·​east·​er nȯrth-ˈē-stər How to pronounce northeaster (audio) nȯr-ˈē- How to pronounce northeaster (audio)
1
: a strong northeast wind
2
or nor'easter : a storm with northeast winds

Examples of northeaster in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The ocean keeps coming because of climate change, sea level rise, nor'easters, hurricanes, et cetera. Taylor Wilson, USA TODAY, 8 July 2023 That morning, around 6, authorities found O'Keefe on the ground outside the Canton home just before a nor'easter struck the town with 21 inches of snow. Audrey Conklin, Fox News, 26 May 2023 Last month, much of upstate New York and New Hampshire received heavy snow, with more than 2 feet of snow falling in several regions along the East Coast because of a nor'easter in March. Teddy Grant, ABC News, 9 Apr. 2023 Dig deeper Wednesday forecast: Winter storm continues to hit NY, New England; California sees snow, flooding What is a nor'easter? Jordan Mendoza, USA TODAY, 14 Mar. 2023 The storm could bring the highest snowfall totals of the season to Boston as well as other parts of coastal Massachusetts, potentially causing power outages in the area come Tuesday when the nor'easter is at its peak, CBS Boston reported. Emily Mae Czachor, CBS News, 13 Mar. 2023 Snowfall is expected in Connecticut during the approaching nor'easter. Lauren Booker, BostonGlobe.com, 12 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1753, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of northeaster was in 1753

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“Northeaster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/northeaster. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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northeaster

noun
north·​east·​er nȯr-ˈthē-stər How to pronounce northeaster (audio) nȯ-ˈrē- How to pronounce northeaster (audio)
1
: a strong northeast wind
2
: a storm with northeast winds

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