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Webster 1913 Edition


Ulster

Ul′ster

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Noun.
A long, loose overcoat, worn by men and women, originally made of frieze from Ulster, Ireland.

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Ulster

Ulster

See also: ulster

English

Proper noun

Ulster

  1. (geographical) The northern province of Ireland, made up of all six Northern Irish counties and three counties in the Republic of Ireland.
  2. (politics, proscribed) The six counties that make up Northern Ireland.

Usage notes

Because the historical province of Ulster included parts of the present day Republic of Ireland as well as Northern Ireland, using it to refer only to Northern Ireland is imprecise and often proscribed.[1]

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Noun

Ulster (plural Ulsters)

An Ulster
  1. Alternative form of ulster (men's heavy overcoat).

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Ulster (not comparable)

  1. Relating to, or originating from Ulster.
    an Ulster fry

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  1. Guardian style guide

ulster

ulster

See also: Ulster

English

Men wearing ulsters in early 20th century.

Noun

ulster (plural ulsters)

  1. (clothing, men's attire) A long, loose overcoat made of wool or other rough material, often called a greatcoat, which sometimes features an attached shoulder cape covering the back and sleeves, and which can sometimes be buttoned in front.
    • 1891, Arthur Conan Doyle, A Scandal in Bohemia, Norton, published 2005, page 32:
      I hardened my heart and took the smoke-rocket from under my ulster.
    • 1905, Baroness Emmuska Orczy, chapter 1, in The Case of Miss Elliott:
      “Do I fidget you?” he asked apologetically, whilst his long bony fingers buried themselves, string, knots, and all, into the capacious pockets of his magnificent tweed ulster.

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