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slicker
American English: /ˈslɪkər/
British English: /ˈslɪkə/

noun

(American English)
  • 1raincoat
    Example sentences
    • Far gone are the days of PVC where in order to keep dry you would need to be swathed in restrictive, heavy, and inflexible plastic rain slickers.
    • She settles on insulated booties, oversize pedals, and a clear slicker, which she slips over her jersey.
    • Each page depicts a blissfully animated child engaged in colorful, lively activity: donning a bright yellow slicker, tap dancing in a black tuxedo and top hat, or striking a pose in blue denim.

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