What does the word norther mean?

Usage examples for norther

  1. They quite comprehend the position in which the norther has placed them. – The Lone Ranche by Captain Mayne Reid
  2. Well, as I was observing, here lay our course, with the wind as near aft as need be, blowing much as at present; for your French mistrail has a family likeness to the American norther. – The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas by James Fenimore Cooper
  3. As we could not leave until the norther passed, it was decided not to take the cattle on board until next day. – In Indian Mexico (1908) by Frederick Starr