windbreak

[ wind-breyk ]
/ ˈwɪndˌbreɪk /

noun

a growth of trees, a structure of boards, or the like, serving as a shelter from the wind.

Nearby words

  1. windbaggery,
  2. windbill,
  3. windblast,
  4. windblown,
  5. windbound,
  6. windbreaker,
  7. windburn,
  8. windcheater,
  9. windchest,
  10. winded

Origin of windbreak

First recorded in 1765–75; wind1 + break

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British Dictionary definitions for windbreak

windbreak

/ (ˈwɪndˌbreɪk) /

noun

a fence, line of trees, etc, serving as a protection from the wind by breaking its force
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Word Origin and History for windbreak

windbreak

n.

also wind-break, "row of trees, etc., to break the force of the wind," 1861, American English, from wind (n.1) + break (n.).

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