- launch window.
- a specific area at the outer limits of the earth's atmosphere through which a spacecraft must reenter to arrive safely at its planned destination.
verb (used with object)
- windmill grass,
- windom peak,
- window back,
- window blind,
- window board,
- window box,
- window dresser
Origin of window
Examples from the Web for windowless
The next day the whole raid force piled into a windowless conference room at Fort Campbell.
It was a windowless, narrow room with a bed in the far left corner.
Few journalists have access to the information, and those who do work in a windowless cubbyhole on a top floor.Jill Abramson Talks Obama Secrecy and Her New York Times Firing|Eleanor Clift|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We sit at a card table in the center of a windowless, white-walled prison meeting room.The Party Monster Lives For the Applause: Michael Alig’s Second Act|Caitlin Dickson|February 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was shoved into a concrete, windowless cell with a raised cement area that served as a bed and two ﬁlthy blankets.
A large, cubical, and windowless building, with the single word food next to each of the sealed entrances.Deathworld|Harry Harrison
This main building, ornately decorated, was windowless, and the several closed doors represented metallic and forbidding barriers.The Secret of the Ninth Planet|Donald Allen Wollheim
Beneath it, in grim contrast, lurks a series of dark, windowless dungeons.Nooks and Corners of Pembrokeshire|H. Thornhill Timmins
They were probably stored in the top room of the tower, which is windowless.Oxford and its Story|Cecil Headlam
He was thrust into an inner room, windowless and with no door other than the one now barred by his chuckling captor.The Seeker|Harry Leon Wilson
Word Origin for window
early 13c., literally "wind eye," from Old Norse vindauga, from vindr "wind" (see wind (n.1)) + auga "eye. (see eye (n.)). Replaced Old English eagþyrl, literally "eye-hole," and eagduru, literally "eye-door."
Originally an unglazed hole in a roof, most Germanic languages adopted a version of Latin fenestra to describe the glass version, and English used fenester as a parallel word till mid-16c. Window dressing is first recorded 1790; figurative sense is from 1898. Window seat is attested from 1778. Window-shopping is recorded from 1922. Window of opportunity (1979) is from earlier figurative use in U.S. space program, e.g. launch window (1965).
see out the window.