[ wind-skreen, win- ]

nounChiefly British.

Origin of wind-screen

First recorded in 1855–60

Words Nearby wind-screen Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use wind-screen in a sentence

  • I have recently fitted the lower half of the slit with a wind-screen, which has proved to be a most useful addition.

    Photographs of Nebul and Clusters | James Edward Keeler
  • As if anyone would joy-ride in such weather without a wind screen, I thought disgustedly.

    Fanny Goes to War | Pat Beauchamp
  • There was no moon, the stars were mostly hidden by the heavy clouds, the sleet blew in gusts against the wind screen.

    The Sword of Deborah | F. Tennyson Jesse
  • wind-screen—A small transparent screen mounted in front of the pilot to protect his face from the air pressure.

  • From behind the wind-screen on the bridge the evil face of the captain peered down at the girl he had mocked with false hopes.

    A Traitor's Wooing | Headon Hill

British Dictionary definitions for windscreen


/ (ˈwɪndˌskriːn) /

  1. British, Australian, NZ and Southern 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

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