[ uhl-ster ]
/ ˈʌl stər /
a former province in Ireland, now comprising Northern Ireland and a part of the Republic of Ireland.
a province in N Republic of Ireland. 3123 sq. mi. (8090 sq. km).
Informal. Northern Ireland.
(lowercase) a long, loose, heavy overcoat, originally of Irish frieze, now also of any of various other woolen cloths.
Related formsUl·ster·ite [uhl-stuh-rahyt] /ˈʌl stəˌraɪt/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ulsterites' (1 of 2)
/ (ˈʌlstə) /
a man's heavy double-breasted overcoat with a belt or half-belt at the back
Word Origin for ulster
C19: so called because it was first produced in Northern Ireland
British Dictionary definitions for ulsterites' (2 of 2)
/ (ˈʌlstə) /
a province and former kingdom of N Ireland: passed to the English Crown in 1461; confiscated land given to English and Scottish Protestant settlers in the 17th century, giving rise to serious long-term conflict; partitioned in 1921, six counties forming Northern Ireland and three counties joining the Republic of Ireland. Pop (three Ulster counties of the Republic of Ireland): 46 714 (2002); (six Ulster counties of Northern Ireland): 1 702 628 (2003 est). Area (Republic of Ireland): 8013 sq km (3094 sq miles); (Northern Ireland): 14 121 sq km (5452 sq miles)
an informal name for Northern Ireland
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Culture definitions for ulsterites'
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