Definition of northeaster in English:

northeaster

Line breaks: north|east¦er
Pronunciation: /nɔːθˈiːstə
 
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noun

A wind blowing from the north-east.
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  • Historically, northeasters with an easterly track have brought the East Coast its heaviest snowfalls.
  • Many of the famous blizzards and northeasters that battered the East Coast and sank ships in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean throughout history were bomb cyclones.
  • The race began with light winds, but things got dicey the next day as a northeaster raged through the fleet in the Bay of Fundy with winds up to 40 knots, and six boats dismasted.

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