storm window


noun

a supplementary window sash for protecting a window against drafts, driving rain, etc.

Origin of storm window

First recorded in 1885–90
Also called storm sash.
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Examples from the Web for storm window

  • There was no curtain, and the blind had not been drawn down, therefore the earth looked in at the storm-window.

    Robert Falconer|George MacDonald
  • The room had a storm-window, of which the lattice stood open.

    David Elginbrod|George MacDonald

British Dictionary definitions for storm window

storm window


noun

an additional window fitted to the outside of an ordinary window to provide insulation against wind, cold, rain, etc
a type of dormer window
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