wind-swept

[ wind-swept ]
/ ˈwɪndˌswɛpt /

adjective

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

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Origin of wind-swept

First recorded in 1805–15
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British Dictionary definitions for wind-swept

windswept
/ (ˈwɪndˌswɛpt) /

adjective

open to or swept by the wind
another word for windblown (def. 2)
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