[ win-doh-peyn ]

  1. a plate of glass for filling a window sash within the frame.

  2. a flounder, Scophthalmus aquosus, occurring along the Atlantic coast of North America, characterized by the thinness and translucency of its body.

  1. designating or having a large, regular design of intersecting lines resembling a series of windowpanes: a windowpane plaid sweater.

Origin of windowpane

First recorded in 1810–20; window + pane

Words Nearby windowpane Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use windowpane in a sentence

  • He heard the clicks again and realized that they were caused by the tapping of the windowpane by a ring upon a masculine finger.

    Galusha the Magnificent | Joseph C. Lincoln

British Dictionary definitions for windowpane


/ (ˈwɪndəʊˌpeɪn) /

  1. a sheet of glass in a window

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