northeaster

noun
north·​east·​er | \ nȯrth-ˈē-stər How to pronounce northeaster (audio) , nȯr-ˈē- How to pronounce northeaster (audio) \

Definition of northeaster

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

First Known Use of northeaster

1753, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Northeaster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/northeaster. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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northeaster

noun

English Language Learners Definition of northeaster

: a strong wind that blows from the northeast
: a storm with winds that blow from the northeast

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