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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. 2018.
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  • Through his windscreen he caught a glimpse of Allison and his hand stiffened on the control.

    A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F. Rutherford G. Montgomery
  • Stan saw a spread of fuselage and a wing through his windscreen and he pressed the gun button.

    A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F. Rutherford G. Montgomery
  • Well, it had just thirty-seven bullet holes in it, including one through the windscreen, a foot off his head.

    Air Men o' War Boyd Cable
British Dictionary definitions for windscreen


(Brit & Austral, NZ & South African) the sheet of flat or curved glass that forms a window of a motor vehicle, esp the front window US and Canadian name windshield
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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