Fair"-weath`er (?), a.

1.

Made or done in pleasant weather, or in circumstances involving but little exposure or sacrifice; as, a fair-weather voyage.

Pope.

2.

Appearing only when times or circumstances are prosperous; as, a fair-weather friend.

Fair-weather sailor, a make-believe or inexperienced sailor; -- the nautical equivalent of carpet knight.

 

© Webster 1913.

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