[wind-skreen, win-]

Origin of wind-screen

First recorded in 1855–60 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for windscreen

Historical Examples of windscreen

  • Through his windscreen he caught a glimpse of Allison and his hand stiffened on the control.

    A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F.

    Rutherford G. Montgomery

  • Stan saw a spread of fuselage and a wing through his windscreen and he pressed the gun button.

    A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F.

    Rutherford G. Montgomery

  • Well, it had just thirty-seven bullet holes in it, including one through the windscreen, a foot off his head.

    Air Men o' War

    Boyd Cable

British Dictionary definitions for windscreen


  1. British, Australian, NZ and Southern African the sheet of flat or curved glass that forms a window of a motor vehicle, esp the front windowUS and Canadian name: windshield
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