- a city in S Sweden, near Göteborg.
- (on the Adriatic coasts) a violent, dry, cold wind blowing from the north or northeast.
- an initiation rite of the Aborigines in which boys are accepted into the tribe as men.
- (sometimes capital) a violent cold north wind blowing from the mountains to the E coast of the Adriatic, usually in winter
- an initiation ceremony of native Australians, introducing youths to manhood
- a city in SW Sweden, chiefly producing textiles. Pop: 98 831 (2004 est)