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sou'wester

[ sou-wes-ter ]
/ ˌsaʊˈwɛs tər /
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noun

a waterproof hat, often of oilskin, having the brim very broad behind and slanted, worn especially by seamen.
an oilskin slicker, fastening with buckles, worn especially by seamen in rough weather.
contraction of southwester.

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Also called nor'west·er [nawr-wes-ter] /ˌnɔrˈwɛs tər/ (for defs. 1, 2) .

Origin of sou'wester

First recorded in 1830–40; reduced form of southwester
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British Dictionary definitions for sou'wester

sou'wester
/ (saʊˈwɛstə) /

noun

a waterproof hat having a very broad rim behind, worn esp by seamen
C19: a contraction of southwester
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