[ sou-wes-ter ]
/ ˌsaʊˈwɛs tər /
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.
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Also called nor'wester (for defs 1, 2).
Origin of sou'wester
First recorded in 1830–40; reduced form of southwester
Words nearby sou'wester
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British Dictionary definitions for sou'wester
/ (saʊˈwɛstə) /
a waterproof hat having a very broad rim behind, worn esp by seamen
Word Origin for sou'wester
C19: a contraction of southwester
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