south·​east·​er | \ sau̇th-ˈē-stər How to pronounce southeaster (audio) , sau̇-ˈē- \

Definition of southeaster

1 : a strong southeast wind
2 : a storm with southeast winds

Examples of southeaster in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The National Weather Service declared a winter weather advisory through noon for Boston and much of southeaster Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut, with a parallel advisory through 10 a.m. for Middlesex and Essex counties., "Snow blows into Greater Boston, threatening commute - The Boston Globe," 12 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of southeaster

1753, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Southeaster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of southeaster

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

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