southerly buster

southerly buster
Brickfielder Brick"field`er, n. [Australia] 1. Orig., at Sydney, a cold and violent south or southwest wind, rising suddenly, and regularly preceded by a hot wind from the north; -- now usually called {southerly buster}. It blew across the Brickfields, formerly so called, a district of Sydney, and carried clouds of dust into the city. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. By confusion, a midsummer hot wind from the north. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • southerly buster — /sʌðəli ˈbʌstə/ (say sudhuhlee bustuh) noun a strong, cool southerly wind which blows after a hot day on the south eastern coast of Australia, often bringing rain: *The southerly buster, the genie of Sydney, flapped its coarse blusterous wing… …   Australian English dictionary

  • southerly buster — noun A summer cold front which works its way up the coast, bringing strong cool southerly winds to replace and relieve hot conditions. 1850: It is almost a corollary, that the evening of a hot wind day brings up a southerly buster, as we have… …   Wiktionary

  • southerly buster — noun : buster 3 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Southerly Buster — a seasonal windstorm that occurs along the East coast of Australia …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • southerly buster — Australian Slang a seasonal windstorm that occurs along the East coast of Australia …   English dialects glossary

  • Southerly — is the name of a storm or front of air coming from the south. In the Southern Hemisphere these can be cold and have bad weather. In Wellington, New Zealand these storms are normally short and frequently have winds gusting between 120 km/h and 160 …   Wikipedia

  • buster — /ˈbʌstə/ (say bustuh) Colloquial –noun 1. someone or something that attacks or overpowers something, usually specified: crime busters. 2. → southerly buster. 3. a fall, especially from a horse. 4. Chiefly US (a term of address to a man or boy.)… …   Australian English dictionary

  • southerly — /ˈsʌðəli / (say sudhuhlee) adjective 1. moving, directed, or situated towards the south. 2. coming from the south, as a wind. –adverb 3. towards the south. 4. from the south. –noun 5. a wind from the south. 6. NSW → southerly buster.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • List of local winds — The list covers local winds and local weather phenomena including seasonal winds.* Abroholos (squall frequent wind that occurs from May through August between Cabo de Sao Tome and Cabo Frio on the coast of Brazil) * Alize (northeasterly across… …   Wikipedia

  • brickfielder — /ˈbrɪkfildə / (say brikfeelduh) noun Colloquial (formerly) 1. (in Sydney) a. a strengthening north westerly wind which preceded a southerly buster. b. the southerly buster itself. 2. (elsewhere in Australia) a hot, dry wind, usually blowing from… …   Australian English dictionary

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