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.
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- n. waterproof hat with wide slanting brim longer in back than in front
- n. a strong wind from the southwest
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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.
So short was he that he was all sea-boots and sou'wester.
With numb fingers inside my thick mitten, I drew aside the ear-flap of her sou'wester and shouted:
She stood challengingly at my open door, in oilskins, sou'wester, and sea-boots.
His sou'wester, black and glistening, was like the helmet of some legendary hero.
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.
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.
Miss West, having deserted the scene five minutes before, returned, a proper sea-woman, clad in oil-skins, sou'wester, and long sea-boots.
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.
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.