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

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weather-strip \ˈwe-​t͟hər-​ˌstrip \ transitive verb

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Installing a saddle under the door gives weather stripping along the bottom of the door something to close against. Henry Gifford, Popular Mechanics, "Your House Is Bleeding You Dry. Here Are 9 Steps To Save You Money.," 8 Aug. 2018 Install weather stripping around your doors, windows and any location where there may be a path between the inside and outside of your home or business. Jennifer Larino,, "Southeast Louisiana could see sleet, light snow Tuesday," 12 Jan. 2018 Here are her tips on how to save money at home during the coldest time of the year: Mind the gaps Seal gaps around windows and doors with caulk or weather stripping to keep the cold air out and watch your energy bills drop by up to 20 percent. Jessica Dickler, USA TODAY, "Energy savings: Avoid paying more to heat your home this winter," 26 Dec. 2017 Add weather stripping or caulk wherever cold air seeps in. Ronda Kaysen, New York Times, "Getting the House Ready for Winter," 3 Nov. 2017 Head to your local hardware store and grab some caulk or weather stripping, and start sealing any cracks around your home's exterior. Leah Napoliello, Houston Chronicle, "BBB on homes: It's that time of year for fall home improvement," 20 Oct. 2017 Caulk and weather strip doors and winters to stop air leaks. The Courier-Journal, "6 energy-saving tips to curb the cold," 2 Oct. 2017 Use caulk to plug small gaps, weather stripping to seal exterior doors and screens to block off vents. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "It's Officially Stink Bug Season: Here's How to Get Rid of Them," 27 Sep. 2017 Many of those improvements such as weather stripping doors, insulation and LED lights are relatively inexpensive, Mr. Rose. said. Keiko Morris, WSJ, "New York Developer Raises Fund for Affordable Housing," 12 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of weather strip

1847, in the meaning defined above

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