Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) loose long overcoat of heavy fabric; usually belted
  2. (noun, location) a historic division of Ireland located in the northeastern part of the island; six of Ulster's nine counties are in Northern Ireland

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Alternate forms of Ulster

Hypernyms: greatcoat, overcoat, topcoat

Origin of the word Ulster

  1. northernmost of the four provinces of Ireland, 14c., from Anglo-Fr. Ulvestre (early 13c.), Anglo-L. Ulvestera (c.1200), corresponding to O.N. Ulfastir, probably from Ir. Ulaidh "men of Ulster" + suffix also found in Leinster, Munster, and perhaps representing Ir. tir "land." more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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