- open or exposed to the wind: a wind-swept beach.
Origin of wind-swept
First recorded in 1805–15
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Examples from the Web for wind-swept
Imagine, then, standing on this wind-swept height as Rimbaud did, almost out of your mind with the sheer power of your mind.When Your Hero’s an SOB
August 1, 2011
It had three wind-swept trees on top and I stood just in front of them.The Harbor
There was no fire in this wind-swept chamber of Auntie Jan's.Jan and Her Job
L. Allen Harker
Below him was a shrinking, dwindling landscape, wind-swept and desolate.
What is the cost of a day in Spring—A wind-swept, rain-washed golden day?With the Colors
Everard Jack Appleton
Do I not know that wind-swept hilltop, those grassy avenues?Four Americans
Henry A. Beers