storm window


Definition of 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

Use a piece of wire to clear any weep holes in storm windows. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "The Homeowner's Last-Minute Hurricane Prep Checklist," 25 Aug. 2017 Oh sure, Memorial Day marks the moment when ferries begin their summer schedules and storm windows are taken down and club dues are paid up. Elizabeth Angell, Town & Country, "The Demise of Civil Discourse Has Ruined Alan Dershowitz's Summer Plans," 3 July 2018 Karen has survived being hit by a truck while training on her bike, a bout with thyroid cancer and having a hamstring severed by a falling storm window. Lori Riley,, "Wethersfield's Donna Smyers To Join Her Sister Karen In Triathlon Hall Of Fame," 4 June 2018 Check that all storm windows and windows are closed and latched. Samantha Swindler,, "People are still playing Pokemon Go, apparently: Forest Grove police log," 19 Feb. 2018 For a cheaper option, storm windows or exterior storm shades work well for keeping air in. Dan Bawden, Houston Chronicle, "GHBA Remodelers Council: Keep chill out, warmth in, at your residence," 5 Jan. 2018 One month before Holloway purchased the house, records show city inspectors cited the property for 11 building code violations, including missing screens and storm windows. Mary Spicuzza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Lax city oversight allowed sham nonprofit to snag and flip Milwaukee properties," 3 Nov. 2017 Darren Iorio, a construction worker who invested about $25,000 in a trailer, was about to install new storm windows and floor tiles when Irma struck. USA TODAY, "Hurricane Irma takes toll on already limited affordable housing in Florida Keys," 16 Sep. 2017 During the renovations after Hurricane Ike, the basement of the Arts Center was fitted with storm windows. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "This Texas Museum Was Devastated by Ike. Here’s How It Prepared For Harvey," 29 Aug. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'storm window.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of storm window

circa 1888, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about storm window

Share storm window

Statistics for storm window

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for storm window

The first known use of storm window was circa 1888

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for storm window

storm window


English Language Learners Definition of storm window

US : a second window that covers the usual outside window of a building for protection against cold and bad weather

Comments on storm window

What made you want to look up storm window? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


the way words of a language are spelled

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

A Green Quiz

  • shamrock
  • What is the best definition of green-eyed monster?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!