weathertight

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Etymology[edit]

weather +‎ tight

Adjective[edit]

weathertight (comparative more weathertight, superlative most weathertight)

  1. Sealed against the wind and rain.
    • 1771, Tobias Smollett, The Expedition of Humphry Clinker,[1]
      In one week, my house was made weather-tight, and thoroughly cleansed from top to bottom []
    • 1869, Robert Browning, The Ring and the Book, New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1917, Part VI, lines 309-312, p. 215[2]
      [] There’s a rubble-stone
      Unfit for the front o’ the building, stuff to stow
      In a gap behind and keep us weather-tight;
      There’s porphyry for the prominent place. Good lack!
    • 1976, Kurt Vonnegut, Slapstick, Delacorte Press, Chapter 3, p. 35,
      Their brownstone still stands, and it is still snug and weathertight.

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