Definition of southwester in English:


Syllabification: south·west·er
Pronunciation: /ˌsouTHˈwestər


  • A wind blowing from the southwest.
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    • By last night the wind had dropped to a southwester of about 10 knots.
    • The Durban-based yacht was off Kwelera Point near Gonubie, but the swell, whipped up by a 60 km/h southwester, prevented the rescue boat from coming alongside.
    • About 40 people including the master and the man in charge of the salvage operation remained on board last night when rough seas and a 90 km/h southwester prevented their leaving.

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