Brick"field`er (?), n. [Australia]
Orig., at Sydney, a cold and violent south or southwest wind, rising suddenly, and regularly preceded by a hot wind from the north; -- now usually called southerly buster. It blew across the Brickfields, formerly so called, a district of Sydney, and carried clouds of dust into the city.
By confusion, a midsummer hot wind from the north.
© Webster 1913