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Definition of "northeaster" []

  • A storm or gale blowing from the northeast. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "northeaster" in a sentence
  • "A storm, dubbed a northeaster, started with heavy rain in Florida last week and showered snow over Washington DC for 24 hours starting late Friday, before sweeping north through Philadelphia, New York and Boston."
  • "The storm, a so-called northeaster which started with heavy rain in Florida last week and showered snow over Washington DC for 12 hours starting late Friday, swept north through Philadelphia, New York and Boston."
  • "Is a "northeaster" a wind blowing to the northeast or from the northeast?"