wad·​er | \ ˈwā-dər How to pronounce wader (audio) \

Definition of wader

1 : one that wades
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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Recent Examples on the Web Here is how to pick the right chest-high wader for your outdoor lifestyle. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Three Things to Consider Before Buying Chest Waders," 19 Aug. 2020 For new hunters, your best bet is to tag along with an experienced waterfowler, who can hopefully lend you a pair of waders (which aren’t cheap). The Editors, Outdoor Life, "How to Hunt: A Step-by-Step Guide for New Adult Hunters," 3 June 2020 The waders boast a handwarmer pocket, waterproof zippered chest pocket and built-in gravel guards. Outdoor Life, "Stay dry and comfortable with these top-notch waders," 20 Apr. 2020 If your outings take place in areas that are a bit wild, these waders are up to the task. Outdoor Life, "Stay dry and comfortable with these top-notch waders," 20 Apr. 2020 Print or clip my personal sightings list, more than 70 species of shorebirds, waders, ducks, geese and raptors, and create your own life list. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, "Park closed during coronavirus? Look to wetlands to get outdoors," 15 Apr. 2020 While many prefer boot-foot waders for stability, wearing them in warm water can be uncomfortable. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Three Great Gifts for Fly Fishermen," 3 Apr. 2020 Among the findings of one archaeologist: trench waders, teddy bears, and remains of 200 soldiers, only three of whom have been identified. Acacia Johnson, National Geographic, "Why do millions of pilgrims descend on Mexico City?," 6 Jan. 2020 The banner amenity of the hotel, where rooms start at $449 a night (including breakfast and the tasting menu), is half a mile of private river; waders, rods and reels are all available for rental for $75 per day in the Tackle Room near the pool. Alexandra Marvar, New York Times, "Fly Fishing Is the New Bird-Watching," 14 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of wader

1673, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Wader.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wader. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of wader

: high waterproof boots or pants worn for walking or standing in deep water especially while fishing

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