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sou'wester

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noun sou'·west·er \sau̇-ˈwes-tər\

Simple Definition of sou'wester

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sou'wester

  1. 1 :  a long oilskin coat worn especially at sea during stormy weather

  2. 2 :  a waterproof hat with wide slanting brim longer in back than in front

Illustration of sou'wester

1837

First Known Use of sou'wester

1837


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