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[wind-skreen, win-] /ˈwɪndˌskrin, ˈwɪn-/
noun, Chiefly British.
Origin of wind-screen
First recorded in 1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The wind-screen was up, and the roads were dust-laden, so he could not see with absolute accuracy.

    His Unknown Wife Louis Tracy
  • If we cannot we must shelter beneath the first wind-screen of rock we can find.

    Fix Bay'nets George Manville Fenn
  • They rose quietly, and went so slowly seaward that he didn't have to raise a wind-screen.

    The Chapter Ends Poul William Anderson
  • "I'm oot o' baccy," he said, again peering over the wind-screen.

    Captain Calamity Rolf Bennett
  • wind-screen—A small transparent screen mounted in front of the pilot to protect his face from the air pressure.

  • He didn't raise a wind-screen, but let the air blow around him, the air of Earth.

    The Chapter Ends Poul William Anderson
  • Dollar sat beside him, in the shelter of a wind-screen that glazed and framed a continuous study in nocturnal values.

    The Crime Doctor Ernest William Hornung
  • Finally, he hurled the starting-handle at the wind-screen and smashed it.

  • She was about to stammer out words of excuse and apology, when McPhulach turned round and leaned over the wind-screen.

    Captain Calamity Rolf Bennett
  • "Land," called the aeronaut, his voice small against the whistling of the air over the wind-screen.

    When the Sleeper Wakes Herbert George Wells

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