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haar Line breaks: haar

Definition of haar in English:


A cold sea fog on the east coast of England or Scotland.
Example sentences
  • The east coast weather gods conspired to roll in the haar off the North Sea in a north to north easterly breeze of force three to four, making race management a gargantuan task.
  • The low moan of a foghorn across miles of greyness, the slap of waves breaking against a gently rocking hull in the dark, the slow creak of rusting quayside machinery in the wind beckon through the haar.
  • Cox threatens to be almost as impenetrable as the haar rolling in over the Edinburgh skyline.


Late 17th century: perhaps from Old Norse hárr 'hoar, hoary'.

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