windshield

[ wind-sheeld, win- ]
/ ˈwɪndˌʃild, ˈwɪn- /

noun

a shield of glass, in one or more sections, projecting above and across the dashboard of an automobile.

Origin of windshield

First recorded in 1900–05; wind1 + shield
Also called, especially British, wind-screen.
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windshield

/ (ˈwɪndˌʃiːld) /

noun

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
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