sou'wester


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sou'·west·er

 (sou-wĕs′tər)
n.
Variant of southwester.

sou'wester

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

sou'•west•er

(ˌsaʊˈwɛs tər)

n.
1. a waterproof hat, often of oilskin, having the brim very broad behind and slanted, worn esp. by seamen.
2. an oilskin slicker, fastening with buckles, worn esp. by seamen in rough weather.
[1830–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sou'wester - a strong wind from the southwest
air current, current of air, wind - air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure; "trees bent under the fierce winds"; "when there is no wind, row"; "the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere"
2.sou'wester - waterproof hat with wide slanting brim longer in back than in front
chapeau, hat, lid - headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has shaped crown and usually a brim
Translations

sou'wester

[saʊˈwestəʳ] Nsueste m

sou'wester

[ˌsaʊˈwɛstər] nsuroît m
References in classic literature ?
The night should have turned more wet since I came in, for he had a large sou'wester hat on, slouched over his face.
Reappearing presently in a sou'wester and oilskins, he ran off through the rain and vaulted over the gate with ridiculous elegance.
He was hanging on to my bunk, staring into my face out of his sou'wester.
He rummaged through a locker, and in less than three minutes Harvey was adorned with fisherman's rubber boots that came half up his thigh, a heavy blue jersey well darned at the elbows, a pair of flippers, and a sou'wester.
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.
Everything was wet except Maud, and she, in oilskins, rubber boots, and sou'wester, was dry, all but her face and hands and a stray wisp of hair.
The background, composed of handkerchiefs, coats, shirts, hats, and other old articles 'On Leaving,' had a general dim resemblance to human listeners; especially where a shiny black sou'wester suit and hat hung, looking very like a clumsy mariner with his back to the company, who was so curious to overhear, that he paused for the purpose with his coat half pulled on, and his shoulders up to his ears in the uncompleted action.
leather jackets lined with corduroy, blue coats of pilot cloth, sou'westers, sea-boots, oilskins.
On swinging the body towards him he discovered it was a stuffed effigy, complete with Wellington boots and sou'wester.
Reprinted in The Sou'wester Pacific Country Historical Society and Museum.
Compared to the men's risque calendar pictures, which weren't banned, their photos were as provocative as Susan Boyle in a sou'wester.
A man in a yellow sou'wester hat was peering through her window, one hand pressed white against the wet glass and his wide face blurred by rain droplets.