One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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 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.’
- ‘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.’
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