sou'wester


sou'·west·er

noun \sa-ˈwes-tər\

: a hat that is worn when it rains and that is longer in the back than in the front and ties under the chin

: a long coat worn by sailors that keeps them dry during stormy weather

Full Definition of SOU'WESTER

1
:  a long oilskin coat worn especially at sea during stormy weather
2
:  a waterproof hat with wide slanting brim longer in back than in front

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First Known Use of SOU'WESTER

1837

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