Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any animal (but especially any bird) that visits or resides in a specified location during the winter

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which passes the winter in a specified place or manner; specifically, an ox or cow kept to feed in a particular place during winter.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • 'winter bird,' or 'winterer' -- I suppose, because it is one of the few that stay in these parts all the year round, and is therefore often noticed by them in winter time.

    Popular Adventure Tales

  • A more desolate existence than the life of a fur-trading winterer in the far north can scarcely be imagined.

    Lords of the North

  • Such temerity amazed the winterer beyond coherent expression.

    Lords of the North

  • "You don't say they're sending another lot of men to the Athabasca!" exclaimed the winterer.

    Lords of the North

  • "What were you saying about your hard luck?" and he turned to the northern winterer again.

    Lords of the North

  • After 4 years away it's been fantastic to step back onto the Ice and into Scott Base, this time as a veteran over-winterer.

    Museum Blogs

  • ` winter bird, 'or ` winterer' -- I suppose, because it is one of the few that stay in these parts all the year round, and is therefore often noticed by them in winter time.

    The Young Voyageurs Boy Hunters in the North

  • "Aye, that's so," agreed the winterer, "I heard of a fellow on the

    Lords of the North

  • "Why, Cameron," began a northern winterer a few places below me, "it's taken me three months fast travelling to come from McKenzie River to

    Lords of the North

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.