levanter


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le·vant·er

 (lə-văn′tər)
n.
1. A strong easterly wind of the Mediterranean area.
2. Levanter A native or inhabitant of the Levant.

levanter

(lɪˈvæntə)
n (sometimes capital)
1. an easterly wind in the W Mediterranean area, esp in the late summer
2. (Peoples) an inhabitant of the Levant

levanter

(lɪˈvæntə)
n
Brit a person who bolts or absconds

le•vant•er

(lɪˈvæn tər)

n.
1. a strong easterly wind in the Mediterranean.
2. (cap.) levantine.
[1620–30]

levanter

a strong east wind in the Mediterranean region.
See also: Wind
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.levanter - an easterly wind in the western Mediterranean area
east wind, easterly, easter - a wind from the east
References in classic literature ?
So that Monsoons, Pampas, Nor-Westers, Harmattans, Trades; any wind but the Levanter and Simoom, might blow Moby Dick into the devious zig-zag world-circle of the Pequod's circumnavigating wake.
Cracking and Presto Levanter drop in class after running in the Norfolk Stakes at Ascot and in a Listed event at Sandown.
Presto Levanter wouldn't boast the same form claims as a few of her rivals, but at least we know she will handle the conditions and the horses at the head of the market have as many, if not more, question marks next to their name than the selection.
They often get unpredictable mists, sometimes called Levanter fog which can descend in five minutes without warning.
Outside, the Levanter wind that blusters through the bunting up and down Main Street is keeping the temperature down, although it's still too warm for a jacket.