Origin of windtight

First recorded in 1500–10; wind1 + tight Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for wind-tight

Historical Examples of wind-tight

  • A cask or vessel to contain water is said to be wind-tight and water-tight.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth

  • The walls of a chicken-house must first of all be wind-tight.

    The Dollar Hen

    Milo M. Hastings

  • Direct plunge-brakes worked from lower platform only, loaded silk or fibre, wind-tight.

    With The Night Mail

    Rudyard Kipling

  • The houses in which the labourer has to live are neither sanitary, water-tight, nor wind-tight.

  • Long grass, etc., should be plucked and strewn against them to make them as wind-tight as possible.

    The Art of Travel

    Francis Galton