- a shield of glass, in one or more sections, projecting above and across the dashboard of an automobile.
Origin of windshield
Also called, especially British, wind-screen.
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Examples from the Web for windshield
Some wielding signs hit the roof, windshield, and body of the car I was traveling in.It’s Time to Hold Protesters Accountable
December 4, 2014
Fat rain droplets, like little eggs, started to splatter on my windshield, smearing with each sway of the wipers.Real Life Lazarus: When Patients Rise From the Dead
August 21, 2014
Thankfully I got my hands up in time so I broke the windshield with my elbows instead of my face.Joseph Gordon-Levitt on ‘Sin City’ and Why He Considers Himself a Male Feminist
August 14, 2014
Hell, Cameron Diaz had sex with the windshield of a sports car in the film and critics applauded her.Cameron Diaz Deserves Better Than ‘Sex Tape’
July 22, 2014
Identical leaflets appeared under the windshield wipers of cars parked on Artur Avenue in the middle of town on Wednesday night.Jews in East Ukraine Are Being Threatened, But By Whom?
April 17, 2014
But the opening of the windshield let in considerable of the driving rain.Dave Porter At Bear Camp
She was still sitting rigid, staring through the windshield.Greener Than You Think
She snatched the windshield open, and concentrated on that left rut.Free Air
She was staring through the windshield at the rocket two hundred yards away.Breakaway
I asked, wondering why the windshield should look so blurred in the half-light.The Prairie Child
- US and Canadian the sheet of flat or curved glass that forms a window of a motor vehicle, esp the front windowAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): windscreen
- an object designed to shield something from the wind
Word Origin and History for windshield
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper