Definitions

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

  • n. A loose, long overcoat made of heavy, rugged fabric and often belted.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A long, loose overcoat of rough material.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A long, loose overcoat, worn by men and women, originally made of frieze from Ulster, Ireland.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A type of long loose overcoat, worn by both men and women: originally made of frieze cloth in Ulster.
  • n. [capitalized] Same as Ulster king-at-arms.

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

  • n. a historic division of Ireland located in the northeastern part of the island; six of Ulster's nine counties are in Northern Ireland
  • n. loose long overcoat of heavy fabric; usually belted

Etymologies

After Ulster .
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Named from the Irish province of Ulster. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Sticking out of the breast pocket of her ulster was the big envelope containing her bid.

    Tom Grogan

  • When I moved here first, I was forever being told I couldnt use terms like 'the province' 'the mainland' 'ulster' etc etc.

    Interesting language for the DUP

  • O'Neill - you will be aware that many ulster Tories share your scepticism about devolution - but it is here to stay.

    Twelve months on....

  • I had an apple with me in my hand, and as I stooped to drink I thrust it deep into the pocket of my ulster to be safe.

    Movie Night

  • "If I were to ask you to describe your traveling companion I should in all probability learn that his features were very indistinct; he probably wore dark glasses, perhaps also a beard, a heavy coat -- an ulster, most likely -- and no doubt also a scarf wound tightly about his neck and chin."

    PORNOGRAPHY

  • I hardened my heart, and took the smoke-rocket from under my ulster.

    Sole Music

  • I ordered her to say nothing, but to get a few things packed and my ulster ready.

    Sole Music

  • There were several people on the pavement at the time, but the greeting appeared to come from a slim youth in an ulster who had hurried by.

    Sole Music

  • Her pro - longed absence having caused some comment, her father followed her, but learned from her maid that she had only come up to her chamber for an instant, caught up an ulster and bonnet, and hurried down to the passage.

    Sole Music

  • "But this maid, Alice, as I understand, deposes that she went to her room, covered her bride's dress with a long ulster, put on a bonnet, and went out."

    Sole Music

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  • Holmes would wear this sometimes.

    June 22, 2012

  • Plus one for John for quoting Gatsby.

    July 7, 2007

  • "It was Gatsby’s father, a solemn old man, very helpless and dismayed, bundled up in a long cheap ulster against the warm September day."

    July 6, 2007

  • Yeah, the brother-in-law had one o'them bleedin' ulsters somethin' shocking. Wasn't he after perforating it at Thanksgiving with that last piece o pie. But then they put him on this new purple pill, pravapriloprazosexycontin, and there hasn't been a bit of trouble. Though the sister tells me that they're after showing that ulsters came from Australia with those flesh-eating bird bacteria and so tis really an antibiotic he should be taking.

    March 15, 2007

  • "The modern tenant may take in all the magazines, but he bends not the bow of Achilles. He occupies the place, but he does n't fill it, and he has guests from the neighbouring inns with ulsters and Baedekers." (p 46)

    March 15, 2007