A wind blowing from the north-east.
More 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.
Definition of northeaster in:
- The US English dictionary