weather strip

noun

Definition of weather strip

: a strip of material to cover the joint of a door or window and the sill, casing, or threshold so as to exclude rain, snow, and cold air

called also weather stripping

Other Words from weather strip

weather-strip \ ˈwe-​t͟hər-​ˌstrip How to pronounce weather strip (audio) \ transitive verb

Examples of weather strip in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Take the thick foam-rubber weather stripping and stuff it into the gap along the top edge of the lower sash to block out insects and hot air. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, 2 May 2020 When the mask comes out of the printer, participants follow assembly instructions in a PDF file, attaching the HEPA filter, adding weather stripping to the edges as a seal and affixing elastic ear bands. Los Angeles Times, 7 Apr. 2020 Construction Resources said the door had no weather stripping, threshold or sweep -- a strip that runs along the bottom of the door to keep out air and water. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, 21 Jan. 2020 The owner was not sure if the car was locked, but noticed the weather stripping around a passenger side door was damaged, police said. Kimberly Fornek, chicagotribune.com, 10 Dec. 2019 When compressed by the sash, the tubular weather stripping conforms to the space, effectively sealing out drafts. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 13 Sep. 2019 Other ways to stay warm If the weather stripping on the bottom of your door needs replacing, notify the manager in writing. Houston Chronicle, 18 Jan. 2020 And check the weather stripping and seals around your doors and windows. chicagotribune.com, 30 Oct. 2019 Soft-sided bags are typically lighter, easier to store, and flexible enough to accommodate bulky or oddly shaped items. Downsides include: faster wear, damage to window weather stripping over time, more likely to scratch your car’s paint. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, 19 Nov. 2019 See More

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

First Known Use of weather strip

1847, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About weather strip

Time Traveler for weather strip

Time Traveler

The first known use of weather strip was in 1847

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near weather strip

weather station

weather strip

weather table

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for weather strip

Cite this Entry

“Weather strip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weather%20strip. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words Named After People

  • name tags
  • Namesake of the leotard, Jules Léotard had what profession?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

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