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Definition of nor'wester in English:
1 short for northwester.
- It adds a northerly component to our prevailing westerlies: i.e. more nor'westers, bringing drought to the east and floods to the west.
- There was a strong nor'wester blowing across the Canterbury Plains so we thought a walk on the sheltered side of the Port Hills would be a good choice.
- It took six to eight hours for the nor'wester to blow away the sea breeze.
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