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  1. shipper's weight.
  2. southwest.
  3. southwestern.
Also Sw (for defs 2, 3).


or Swed

  1. Sweden.
  2. Swedish.


  1. software.


  1. South Wales.
  2. southwest.
  3. southwestern.
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Examples from the Web for sw

Historical Examples

  • Now I understand why you whisper even when you sw—that is, when you break a plate.

    The Woman-Haters

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • No kyards is permitted; an', moreover, you've got to go outdoors to sw'ar.

    Faro Nell and Her Friends

    Alfred Henry Lewis

  • I do not know who first noticed and recorded this change of the wind from SW.

  • It was therefore judged prudent to shift the vessel to the SW.

  • In the course of the last night, the wind had shifted from SW.

British Dictionary definitions for sw


symbol for
  1. southwest(ern)
abbreviation for
  1. short wave


abbreviation for
  1. Sweden
  2. Swedish
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