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 (south-wĕs′tər, sou-wĕs′-) also sou'·west·er (sou-wĕs′-)
1. A storm or gale blowing from the southwest.
2. A waterproof hat of material such as plastic, oilskin, or canvas, with a broad brim behind to protect the neck.


(ˌsaʊθˈwɛstə; ˌsaʊˈwɛstə)
(Physical Geography) a strong wind or storm from the southwest


(ˌsaʊθˈwɛs tər; Naut. ˌsaʊ-)

1. a wind, gale, or storm from the southwest.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.southwester - 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"


[saʊθˈwestəʳ] N (= wind) → sudoeste m, suroeste m
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And, as John Barleycorn heated his way into my brain, thawing my reticence, melting my modesty, talking through me and with me and as me, my adopted twin brother and alter ego, I, too, raised my voice to show myself a man and an adventurer, and bragged in detail and at length of how I had crossed San Francisco Bay in my open skiff in a roaring southwester when even the schooner sailors doubted my exploit.
They generally wore feathers in their hats, and affected the "brave." "Je suis un homme du nord!"-"I am a man of the north,"-one of these swelling fellows would exclaim, sticking his arms akimbo and ruffling by the Southwesters, whom he regarded with great contempt, as men softened by mild climates and the luxurious fare of bread and bacon, and whom he stigmatized with the inglorious name of pork- eaters.
"It's hard to wear on a daily basis."C Then there is the Spinner, a supersize straw rendition of the oilskin Southwester, whose elongated back brim keeps rain from coursing down the back of sailors' necks.
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