souwester

sou'wester

[sou-wes-ter]
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:
1830–40; reduced form of southwester

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sou'wester (saʊˈwɛstə)
 
n
a waterproof hat having a very broad rim behind, worn esp by seamen
 
[C19: a contraction of southwester]

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