brickfielder definition

  • noun:
    • A hot, dried out, dirty wind of south or main Australia.
    • Orig., at Sydney, a cold and violent south or southwest wind, rising abruptly, and regularly preceded by a hot wind from north; -- now typically called southerly buster. It blew throughout the Brickfields, formerly so called, an area of Sydney, and transported clouds of dirt in to the town.
    • By confusion, a midsummer hot wind from north.
    • A hot north wind prevalent in south Australia.
    • A hot, dried out, dusty wind of southern or main Australian Continent.
    • Orig., at Sydney, a cold and violent south or southwest wind, rising out of the blue, and regularly preceded by a hot wind through the north; -- now usually known as southerly buster. It blew across the Brickfields, previously so named, a district of Sydney, and transported clouds of dust to the city.
    • By confusion, a midsummer hot wind from the north.
    • A hot north wind prevalent in south Australia.

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