weather strip


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

Keep scrolling for more

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, "How to Install a Window Air Conditioner," 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, "USC leads an army of architects making masks for medical workers using 3-D printers," 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, "Strongsville ready to move forward on repairs to landmark clock tower," 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,, "Hinsdale police: Man charged with theft after refusing to pay $171 cab fare," 10 Dec. 2019 When compressed by the sash, the tubular weather stripping conforms to the space, effectively sealing out drafts. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How to Winterize Drafty Windows," 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, "Houston Apartment Association: Weather wintertime in your apartment," 18 Jan. 2020 And check the weather stripping and seals around your doors and windows., "Ask Angie’s List: How can I keep warm without using my heater?," 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, "7 Best Rooftop Cargo Carriers," 19 Nov. 2019

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.

See More

First Known Use of weather strip

1847, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

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

Statistics for weather strip

Cite this Entry

“Weather strip.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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

Comments on weather strip

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


Test Your Vocabulary

Words Used by Nabokov Quiz

  • image1676440788
  • Choose the best definition or synonym for the word in bold: "There are some eructations that sound like cheers—at least, mine did." Lolita
True or False

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

 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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