A sudden violent squall blowing offshore from a mountainous coast.
More example sentences
- It is the term used in the Aleutians for a cold storm, and williwaws were the conditions during this conflict.
- We get going early to beat the williwaws and are soon becalmed.
- Black water and williwaws are different degrees of the same phenomenon.
mid 19th century: of unknown origin.
Definition of williwaw in:
- The US English dictionary