north·​west·​er | \ nȯr(th)-ˈwe-stər How to pronounce northwester (audio) \

Definition of northwester

: a strong northwest wind

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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, "Father and son dead in Walker County murder-suicide," 3 Sep. 2019

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1728, in the meaning defined above

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“Northwester.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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