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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A sudden violent gust of cold land air common along mountainous coasts of high latitudes.

Usage examples (11)
  • Palin the williwaw is about to be unleashed out of the northland like a force of nature upon the political world and, few in the lower 48 know anything about the...
  • The "williwaw," sometimes called the "wooley," is one of the great terrors of Fuegian inland waters.
  • The ocean was peculiarly calm, cloaked in an uneasy, expectant hush Rogov had come to associate with the quiet before a williwaw.
  • "Right as a trivet! but -- have you ever heard of a williwaw, Peggy?" for more
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