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 ?
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 night should have turned more wet since I came in, for he had a large sou'wester hat on, slouched over his face.
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.
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.
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.
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.
leather jackets lined with corduroy, blue coats of pilot cloth, sou'westers, sea-boots, oilskins.
The weather had been typical for the English summer--sunny moments followed by rain squalls and big temperature drops--but the start was a glorious summer day, and a 15-knot sou'wester made the exit to the western end of the Solent a beat.
A visit to the offbeat Sou'wester Lodge, a 40s holiday home now reclaimed as a funky hostel, brought the unexpected thrill of a house gig by Portland band Love Gigantic for a small audience of overnight guests.
I came across a bright yellow sou'wester which I put on, and then popped my head up over the edge of the bed while pulling a silly face, resulting in gales of laughter and tears from all three of us.
On swinging the body towards him he discovered it was a stuffed effigy, complete with Wellington boots and sou'wester.