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weather-strip

[weth-er-strip]
verb (used with object), weath·er-stripped, weath·er-strip·ping.
  1. to apply weather stripping to (something).
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Origin of weather-strip

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95

weather strip

noun
  1. a narrow strip of metal, wood, rubber, or the like placed between a door or window sash and its frame to exclude rain, wind, etc.
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Origin of weather strip

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50
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Historical Examples

  • If you have too many windows on the "cold side" of a house, give them double sashes (not double panes), and "weather-strip" them.

    Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889

    Barkham Burroughs


British Dictionary definitions for weather-strip

weather strip

noun
  1. a thin strip of compressible material, such as spring metal, felt, etc, that is fitted between the frame of a door or window and the opening part to exclude wind and rainAlso called: weatherstripping
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