Definition of nor'wester in English:

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Pronunciation: /nɔːˈwɛstə/

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1 short for northwester.
Example sentences
  • 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.
2An oilskin jacket or sou’wester.

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