Definition of northeaster in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌnôrTHˈēstər/
(also nor'easter /ˌnôrˈēstər/)


A storm or wind blowing from the northeast, especially in New England.
Example sentences
  • Historically, northeasters with an easterly track have brought the East Coast its heaviest snowfalls.
  • Many of the famous blizzards and northeasters that battered the East Coast and sank ships in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean throughout history were bomb cyclones.
  • The race began with light winds, but things got dicey the next day as a northeaster raged through the fleet in the Bay of Fundy with winds up to 40 knots, and six boats dismasted.

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Syllabification: north·east·er

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