Definitions

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

  • n. Clothing, such as hats, coats, and gloves, for use outdoors.

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  • n. outdoor clothing or jacket

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. clothing for use outdoors.

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

  • n. clothing for use outdoors

Etymologies

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outer +‎ -wear

Examples

  • As a point of fact, our new heavy weather outerwear is the bomb, and I feel quite snug.

    There Goes The Neighbourhood

  • This line of ATV/Motorcycle riding outerwear is designed for hard use in nasty weather.

    Monarch Pass Jacket, Pants, and Gloves by Moose Racing

  • Or, the outerwear is shorter but worn over a longer skirt in that challenging fashion game of playing with proportions.

    International Herald Tribune - World News, Analysis, and Global Opinions

  • “The Audex jacket”, this article says “is a combination of Bluetooth Wireless technology from Motorola and Burton snowboarding gear, resulting in outerwear that acts as the control centre for hands-free communication and entertainment while on the slopes or other places.

    Smart Mobs » Blog Archive » Dressed for winter

  • Underneath the outerwear were a second rubberized suit with suspenders, rubberized male underwear, and bondage gear constructed of nylon and leather.

    Spider Bones

  • The outerwear was the most standout element of the collection, but there were also great knits and separates to choose from.

    Vibe

  • "Our outerwear is the uniform of choice in the coldest places on earth," said Dani Reiss, president of the Toronto - based company, who showcased the jackets for Flaherty.

    BusinessWeek.com --

  • Lingerie as the outerwear is a hot-shot trend for the coming season.

    Style Guru

  • Think micro-minis with ballet flats in January, windbreakers with a wool scarf as "outerwear" for your trip to Maine, and canvas shoes during monsoon season.

    Jilly Gagnon: Makeover For Summer...Affectations!

  • I really miss nice coats, and I was surprised to discover that there is an entire category of clothing called "outerwear" when I was in Vancouver recently.

    This will be addictive - And She Knits Too!

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