south·​east·​er sau̇th-ˈē-stər How to pronounce southeaster (audio)
: a strong southeast wind
: a storm with southeast winds

Example Sentences

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., 12 Dec. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1753, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of southeaster was in 1753

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“Southeaster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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south·​east·​er sau̇-ˈthē-stər How to pronounce southeaster (audio)
: a storm, strong wind, or gale coming from the southeast

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