wader

noun

wad·​er ˈwā-dər How to pronounce wader (audio)
1
: one that wades
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3
waders plural : high waterproof boots or a one-piece waterproof garment usually consisting of pants with attached boots that are used for wading (as when fishing)

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Examples of wader in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When the water is only about two feet deep, a few crew members don chest waders — a one-piece pair of rubber boots reaching up to their chests — and enter the canal. Trilce Estrada Olvera, The Arizona Republic, 15 Feb. 2024 The large pink wader’s appearance also highlights the beginning of the annual post-breeding dispersal of southern herons, egrets, spoonbills, and storks north into the piedmont of the Carolinas. Taylor Piephoff, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Neoprene waders will keep you very warm in cold water. Idaho Statesman, 31 Jan. 2024 In duck-hunting terms, that means getting new waders and a new shotgun, repairing a gun that won’t eject a fired shell, patching or replacing decoys that don’t float, and getting the boat’s motor serviced. Steve Waters, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 Avoid Wader Funk The smell emanating from inside of chest waders can be absolutely vile. Joe Cermele, Outdoor Life, 7 Dec. 2023 This time around, the staff’s preparations included ordering new waders, the type of waterproof overalls worn by fly fishermen. Callie Holtermann, New York Times, 20 Sep. 2023 Dad will also appreciate the front waterproof zipper that makes these waders easy to get in and out of and the handwarmer pockets on those chilly days. Ryan Chelius, Field & Stream, 1 June 2023 His companions in waders, naturalist Dan Rice of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and Otterbein biology student Bill Gates, take up stations alongside. John Fleischman, Discover Magazine, 11 Nov. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1673, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of wader was in 1673

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“Wader.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wader. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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wader

noun
wad·​er ˈwād-ər How to pronounce wader (audio)
1
: one that wades
2
3
plural : high waterproof boots or trousers for wading

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