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SW

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

Sw.

or Swed

S/W

Computers.
  1. software.
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S.W.

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

Historical Examples of sw

  • 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

SW

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

abbreviation for
  1. Sweden
  2. Swedish
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