storm window

noun

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

called also storm sash

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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, BostonGlobe.com, 29 Oct. 2022 In Bangor, Maine, an unknown visitor smashed a storm window at Sen. Susan Collins’ home. Stephanie Lai, BostonGlobe.com, 1 Oct. 2022 Remove any obstructions in the opening that could interfere with the A/C, such as a screen or storm window frame. Kristin Tablang, House Beautiful, 23 Aug. 2021 Almost all of the windows are broken out, including storm windows and interior. Richard Fausset, New York Times, 3 Mar. 2020 Use a piece of wire to clear any weep holes in storm windows. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, 3 Sep. 2019 Use a piece of wire to clear any weep holes in storm windows. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, 3 Sep. 2019 Use a piece of wire to clear any weep holes in storm windows. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, 3 Sep. 2019 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Storm window.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/storm%20window. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

storm window

noun

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