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 (nôrth-wĕs′tər, nôr-wĕs′-)
A storm or gale blowing from the northwest.


(ˌnɔːθˈwɛstə; ˌnɔːˈwɛstə)
(Physical Geography) a strong wind or storm from the northwest


(ˌnɔrθˈwɛs tər; Naut. ˌnɔr-)

a storm or gale from the northwest.
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Noun1.northwester - a wind from the northwest
air current, current of air, wind - air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure; "trees bent under the fierce winds"; "when there is no wind, row"; "the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere"
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By the second day of the northwester, Sheldon was in collapse from his fever.
He has, certainly, a wonderful partiality to one tune, and he has a prodigious self- confidence in that one, for he delivers himself like a northwester sweeping across the lake.
We are dwelling too long, perhaps, upon these individual pictures, endeared to us by the associations of early life, when, as yet a stripling youth, we have sat at the hospitable boards of the "mighty Northwesters," the lords of the ascendant at Montreal, and gazed with wondering and inexperienced eye at the baronial wassailing, and listened with astonished ear to their tales of hardship and adventures.
In order to further delve into the subject, the gallery team was joined by researchers from Northwester University, Illinois.
Tenders are invited for Northwester 2 offshore wind farm offshore high voltage substation.
Attacks on Tayab al-Imam will end in closure of supply line between terrorists in Souran and Helfaya and will give overlooking positions to Syrian army over the village of Albu Yedheh, whose seizure by the Syrian army will ruin terrorists' plan to make a safe line from northeastern Hama to Northwester Hama," the paper added.
Nizami was found guilty of systematic killings of more than 450 people in his village in northwester Pabna and siding with the Pakistani troops during the Liberation War.
Rain will likely be accompanied with heavy hail and relatively cold temperatures in the northern and northwester regions.
A parliamentary delegation will also visit military sites in the northwester border and in the south of the country.
Philip Kotler is a faculty member of Northwester University, Illinois.
Pakistan's military has long been battling Taliban and other militant groups in the country's northwester tribal belt.
According to Lou d'Alpuget, the second race, in 1948, set the real tone of the Montague --a day of light winds from almost points of the compass, then a northwester that veered nor- east to south east and, on the third day, when most of' the fleet had rounded the island, a howling 55 knot southerly.

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