Definition of williwaw in English:

williwaw

Line breaks: willi|waw
Pronunciation: /ˈwɪlɪwɔː
 
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noun

  • 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.

Origin

mid 19th century: of unknown origin.

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