- a growth of trees, a structure of boards, or the like, serving as a shelter from the wind.
Origin of windbreak
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Examples from the Web for windbreak
In the sea every peninsula is a breakwater: on land every grove is a windbreak.The Spell of the Rockies
Enos A. Mills
You must have a windbreak of cloth leanto, boughs, or rocks.Touring Afoot
Claude Powell Fordyce
I believe a windbreak is essential, and would make it of Osage orange, maple, or cottonwood.
I have a windbreak on the south side made of Osage orange, to keep the hot winds off.
I believe a windbreak is essential, and like Russian mulberry planted on the south and west.
- a fence, line of trees, etc, serving as a protection from the wind by breaking its force
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Word Origin and History for windbreak
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