- a growth of trees, a structure of boards, or the like, serving as a shelter from the wind.
Origin of windbreak
Related Words for windbreakshrubbery, fence, barrier, screen, bush, guard, protection, hurdle, thicket, enclosure, quickset, hedgerow, windbreak
Examples from the Web for windbreak
Historical Examples of windbreak
In the sea every peninsula is a breakwater: on land every grove is a windbreak.The Spell of the Rockies
Enos A. Mills
You must have a windbreak of cloth leanto, boughs, or rocks.Touring Afoot
Claude Powell Fordyce
I believe a windbreak is essential, and would make it of Osage orange, maple, or cottonwood.
I have a windbreak on the south side made of Osage orange, to keep the hot winds off.
I believe a windbreak is essential, and like Russian mulberry planted on the south and west.
- a fence, line of trees, etc, serving as a protection from the wind by breaking its force