north·​west·​er nȯr(th)-ˈwe-stər How to pronounce northwester (audio)
: a strong northwest wind

Examples of northwester in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to sheriff’s spokesman T.J. Armstrong, deputies responded about 2:30 p.m. to a home in Nauvoo in the northwester part of the county. Carol Robinson |, al, 3 Sep. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1728, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of northwester was in 1728

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“Northwester.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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north·​west·​er nȯr(th)-ˈwes-tər How to pronounce northwester (audio)
: a strong northwest wind

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