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  1. open or exposed to the wind: a wind-swept beach.
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Origin of wind-swept

First recorded in 1805–15
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for wind-swept

cold, bitter, wet, chilly, damp, freezing, chill, biting, bleak, breezy, piercing, windy, wind-swept

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Historical Examples of wind-swept

  • It had three wind-swept trees on top and I stood just in front of them.

    The Harbor

    Ernest Poole

  • 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