- to apply weather stripping to (something).
Origin of weather-strip
An Americanism dating back to 1890–95
- 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.
Origin of weather strip
An Americanism dating back to 1840–50
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Historical Examples of weather-strip
If you have too many windows on the "cold side" of a house, give them double sashes (not double panes), and "weather-strip" them.
- 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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