[ wind-skreen, win- ]
/ ˈwɪndˌskrin, ˈwɪn- /

noun Chiefly British.

Origin of wind-screen

First recorded in 1855–60 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for 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
  • 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
  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for windscreen


/ (ˈwɪndˌskriːn) /


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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