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A storm or wind blowing from the northeast, especially in New England.
- ‘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 steep roof pitch protects both this and the mountain house from the northeasters that sweep through New England, and it lends the homes a cottage-like quality that belies their mass.’
- ‘Historically, northeasters with an easterly track have brought the East Coast its heaviest snowfalls.’
- ‘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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Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.