storm window


: a sash placed outside an ordinary window as a protection against severe weather

called also storm sash

Examples of storm window in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition to that, the entire roof was replaced, all the windows were restored, storm windows were added, and a large chunk of the brickwork was repaired. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, 4 Apr. 2024 Raking is a kind of fall ritual like replacing screens with storm windows, closing the crawl-space vents, etc. Nr Editors, National Review, 27 Oct. 2023 Exterior painting is a good opportunity to check on the condition of the windows, screens, and storm windows as well as the roof and gutters. Kate McGregor, House Beautiful, 18 May 2023 All the existing windows were repaired, re-glazed and received new ropes and pulleys, and storm windows were installed, says Sobotka. Jeastman, oregonlive, 21 Apr. 2023 When renovating her historic 1902 home in Grand Rapids, Mich., interior designer Jean Stoffer found 100-year-old storm windows there. Lauren Joseph, WSJ, 1 Apr. 2023 An unknown visitor came to the house of Senator Susan Collins, Republican of Maine, and smashed a storm window. Catie Edmondson, New York Times, 29 Oct. 2022 An unknown visitor came to the house of Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and smashed a storm window. Catie Edmondson,, 29 Oct. 2022 In Bangor, Maine, an unknown visitor smashed a storm window at Sen. Susan Collins’ home. Stephanie Lai,, 1 Oct. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of storm window was circa 1888

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“Storm window.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

storm window

: a glass window that is placed outside an ordinary window as a protection against severe weather
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