Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of southwester.

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  • n. A southwester

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A contraction of southwester.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. waterproof hat with wide slanting brim longer in back than in front
  • n. a strong wind from the southwest

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Examples

  • He starts by donning his sou'wester and looking at the plight of the UK's fishing industry – how many fish are left, which species need to be left alone to replenish – but finds that things are more complicated than at first glance.

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  • So short was he that he was all sea-boots and sou'wester.

    CHAPTER II

  • With numb fingers inside my thick mitten, I drew aside the ear-flap of her sou'wester and shouted:

    CHAPTER XXXIV

  • She stood challengingly at my open door, in oilskins, sou'wester, and sea-boots.

    CHAPTER XXXIV

  • His sou'wester, black and glistening, was like the helmet of some legendary hero.

    CHAPTER XXX

  • All I possessed were on me, and they were as follows: a pair of sea-boots that providentially leaked the water out as fast as it ran in, a pair of fifty-cent overalls, a forty-cent cotton shirt, and a sou'wester.

    Chapter 12

  • I had no hat, so I had to wear the sou'wester, and it will be noted that I have listed neither underclothes nor socks.

    Chapter 12

  • Miss West, having deserted the scene five minutes before, returned, a proper sea-woman, clad in oil-skins, sou'wester, and long sea-boots.

    CHAPTER XXVIII

  • Charley pulled his sou'wester over his eyes, and I followed his example, though I could not guess the idea he evidently had in mind and intended to carry into execution.

    The King of the Greeks

  • It seemed to drive up as well as down, piercing its way under my sou'wester, through my oilskins, down my tight-buttoned collar, and into my sea-boots.

    CHAPTER XXVIII

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