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  • n  a kind of heavy jacket (`windcheater' is a British term)

  • And then there is the Jacket the bland beige windbreaker he wears even for affairs of state, projecting the image he prefers for himself as champion of the dispossessed, a .
  • The windbreaker, commonly dubbed the Ahmadinejacket, is widely derided for its similarity to the Members Only jackets that were briefly popular in the West in the 1980s; still, it .
  • Muffled in my thick windbreaker, I can't tell if my breath is being ripped away by the scenery or by the keen, clarion air.
News & Articles

  • Iran presidential race down to choice of 2 conservatives
    Regardless of whether nuclear strategist Saeed Jalili or Tehran Mayor Mohammed Baqer Qalibaf wins, Iran will remain in the grip of Islamist hard-liners. TEHRAN — When Iranians go to the polls Friday, they will bid an unceremonious farewell to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the populist with the zip-up windbreaker who ran afoul of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, even as he became Iran's provocative ...
    June 11, 2013 - Los Angeles Times
Quotes

  • President Bush in Globe and Mail
    Nevertheless, Mr. Summers' voice is tinged with pride when he recalls the day George W. Bush called the leaders of the G20 to Washington: "I showed my wife and my kids - I still had a G20 windbreaker and a little G20 carrying case from Paul's...
  • Roger Federer in Bloomberg
    It felt like you're playing out on a field where there is no windbreaker whatever,Federer said in post-match press conference. "This has been one of the toughest experiences I've had with the wind in a match situation, especially in such a...
  • Bill Gaston in Montreal Gazette
    As for the old-timers tournaments, Gaston wrote: "The prize is the kind of T-shirt you hesitate donning even to go upside down under the toilet pipes. Or a cheap windbreaker that smells like Dow Chemical. Even more perverse, the biggest reason for...

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