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sou'wester

noun [C] uk   /ˌsaʊˈwes.tər/ us    /-tɚ/
a waterproof hat with a wide piece at the back to protect the neck, worn especially by sailorsThings worn to cover the head, face or neck a southwester: a strong wind coming from the southwestWind and windsStormy weather
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