south·​west·​er | \ sau̇(th)-ˈwe-stər How to pronounce southwester (audio) \

Definition of southwester

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

Examples of southwester in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tia Shoemaker was raised and homeschooled at her family’s bear hunting camp in remote southwester Alaska, 65 air mile from any other humans. Dave Hurteau, Field & Stream, "What’s It Like to Grow Up in Bear Camp?," 19 Dec. 2019

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1833, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Southwester.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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