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sou'wester

[sou-wes-ter] /ˌsaʊˈwɛs tər/
noun
1.
a waterproof hat, often of oilskin, having the brim very broad behind and slanted, worn especially by seamen.
2.
an oilskin slicker, fastening with buckles, worn especially by seamen in rough weather.
3.
southwester (def 1).
Also called nor'wester (for defs 1, 2).
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; reduced form of southwester
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sou'wester

/saʊˈwɛstə/
noun
1.
a waterproof hat having a very broad rim behind, worn esp by seamen
Word Origin
C19: a contraction of southwester
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