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

weather-strip transitive verb

Examples of weather strip in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Install weather stripping to gaps greater than one-eighth inch between garage doors and door frames. Carlos Rico, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Oct. 2023 Also, see how to add weather stripping to doors and get some other helpful tips to keep your home warm this winter. cleveland, 8 Sep. 2023 Replace weather stripping You probably won’t notice a drafty door until the weather becomes cold. Jeanne Huber, Washington Post, 1 Sep. 2023 Make small upgrades Small home improvement projects, such as adding or replacing weather stripping that seals leaks around doors and windows, can significantly reduce your energy consumption, Hicks says. Nerdwallet, cleveland, 29 July 2023 In addition to caulking and adding weather stripping around windows, close the fireplace damper when it's not being used to keep cold air out in the winter and hot air out in the summer. Kaylei Fear, Better Homes & Gardens, 17 Apr. 2023 Peel-and-stick foam rubber weather stripping forms a very tight seal, and is affordable and easy to install. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 31 May 2023 Seal gaps and cracks with caulk or weather stripping to keep the cold air out in the winter and the hot air out in the summer. Kaylei Fear, Better Homes & Gardens, 17 Apr. 2023 To avoid an infestation, the agency suggests that people in affected areas caulk their windows, weather strip entries, rake away debris, screen chimneys and secure crawlspace. Li Cohen, CBS News, 7 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of weather strip was in 1847

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Cite this Entry

“Weather strip.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

weather strip

: a strip of material used to seal a door or window around the edges

called also weather stripping

weather-strip verb
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