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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fair-weather \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. [1913 Webster] 2. Appearing only when times or circumstances are prosperous; as, a fair-weather friend. [1913 Webster] Fair-weather sailor, a make-believe or inexperienced sailor; -- the nautical equivalent of carpet knight. [1913 Webster]