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View synonyms for windbreak

windbreak

[ wind-breyk ]

noun

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


windbreak

/ ˈwɪndˌbreɪk /

noun

  1. a fence, line of trees, etc, serving as a protection from the wind by breaking its force


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Word History and Origins

Origin of windbreak1

First recorded in 1765–75; wind 1 + break

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Example Sentences

While windbreaks slow wind speed close to the ground, above the height of the windbreak, wind speeds actually increase as air rushes over the top.

Scientists already knew that the output of a single wind turbine could be improved with a windbreak.

A windbreak’s wake slows the flow of air as it travels farther through the rows of turbines.

That could suggest that windbreaks would be a wash for wind farms with many turbines.

In the Midwest, trees serve as windbreaks for crops and line creeks to minimize fertilizer runoff.

The snow would surely come from that direction, and having a windbreak might mean considerable.

So Yan collected firewood, made a bed of Fir boughs and a windbreak of bushes and bark.

But as she approached the poplar windbreak which stood to the north of the house, the little shack waned like a shadow before her.

Hawaiians planted it as a windbreak around their homes and broke off sections to chew when they traveled.

It could, however, be recommended as an integral part of a windbreak, or woodlot where the land owner has an apiary.

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