wind·​blast ˈwin(d)-ˌblast How to pronounce windblast (audio)
: a gust of wind
: the destructive effect of air friction on a pilot ejected from a high-speed airplane

Examples of windblast in a Sentence

a windblast from the hovering helicopter made it difficult to even stand up

Word History

First Known Use

1582, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of windblast was in 1582

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Cite this Entry

“Windblast.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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