[ awl-weth-er ]
/ ˈɔlˌwɛð ər /


designed to operate or be usable in any type of weather: an all-weather coat; an all-weather shelter.
capable of resisting damage from exposure to any climatic conditions; weatherproof: an all-weather paint.
in or including all types of weather: years of all-weather experience in the Arctic.

Origin of all-weather

First recorded in 1955–60 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for all-weather

  • This being recognised, there was strenuous effort to produce an “all-weather” machine.

    The Aeroplane|Claude Grahame-White and Harry Harper
  • Now, we want to know how to make an all-weather suit, and we want to know fast.

    The Standardized Man|Stephen Bartholomew

British Dictionary definitions for all-weather



denoting a track, course, or pitch for athletic events or horse racing, made from material which is suitable for use in all weather conditions


Also: allweather an all-weather track or pitch
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