American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A storm or gale blowing from the northwest.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A wind or gale from the northwest.
- n. In Canada, one who is employed by the Northwest Fur Company.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A storm or gale from the northwest; a strong northwest wind.
- n. a wind from the northwest
“The northwest is the direction identified with the strong wind known as the northwester.”
“By the second day of the northwester, Sheldon was in collapse from his fever.”
“The visa free northwester African country is now the favorite destination for illegal immigrants from the Philippines.”
“I think and I'm hoping that I'm right here that the northeaster, northwester quadrant, which we'll be in and where Mobile is, we'll quickly get a north wind, which will push the water out to sea as opposed to pulling it in.”
“Hurricane warnings are out from Florida City and up through St. Augustine and Lake Okeechobee, as well, and the northwester Bahamas.”
“Cobwebs in the rigging mean a northwester in the near future.”
“His engine played out and he got blown off by a northwester.”
“A northwester was coming up, and after his experience on the eve of Plassey, Desmond knew what that meant.”
“-- Bridget becomes as a mighty wind and peels off the immeasurable table-cloth as a northwester strips off the leafy damask from the autumn woods.”
“Let the promoter of the project, then, be given authority to inclose a few hundred meters, and if, as we suppose, the breakwaters shall remain immovable in a northwester, a maritime revolution will have been brought about.”
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