windbreak

noun
wind·​break | \ˈwin(d)-ˌbrāk \

Definition of windbreak 

: a growth of trees or shrubs serving to break the force of wind broadly : a shelter (such as a fence) from the wind

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Michelle Dalps, a park ranger at Kenai Fjords National Park, urges all glacier travelers to bring warm, layered clothes, sturdy shoes or boots, and a windbreak layer. Laurel Andrews, Anchorage Daily News, "11 glacier adventures near Anchorage," 2 May 2018 Congress would address grazing issues and vote to establish the Soil Conservation Service, whose measures, such as planting windbreaks and seeding grasses, did much to head off future black dusters. John F. Ross, WSJ, "The Prophet of the Dust Bowl," 14 June 2018 Michelle Dalps, a park ranger at Kenai Fjords National Park, urges all glacier travelers to bring warm, layered clothes, sturdy shoes or boots, and a windbreak layer. Laurel Andrews, Anchorage Daily News, "11 glacier adventures near Anchorage," 2 May 2018 Michelle Dalps, a park ranger at Kenai Fjords National Park, urges all glacier travelers to bring warm, layered clothes, sturdy shoes or boots, and a windbreak layer. Laurel Andrews, Anchorage Daily News, "11 glacier adventures near Anchorage," 2 May 2018 Michelle Dalps, a park ranger at Kenai Fjords National Park, urges all glacier travelers to bring warm, layered clothes, sturdy shoes or boots, and a windbreak layer. Laurel Andrews, Anchorage Daily News, "11 glacier adventures near Anchorage," 2 May 2018 Michelle Dalps, a park ranger at Kenai Fjords National Park, urges all glacier travelers to bring warm, layered clothes, sturdy shoes or boots, and a windbreak layer. Laurel Andrews, Anchorage Daily News, "11 glacier adventures near Anchorage," 2 May 2018 In the rows where your vegetables grow, good neighbors can make all the difference by helping with everything from pest control to providing windbreaks and shade. OregonLive.com, "In vegetable gardens, good-neighbor planting makes all the difference," 29 Mar. 2018 Schulze said We Energies has suppression systems installed to minimize coal dust as well as video monitoring and updated windbreaks. Erik S. Hanley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Oak Creek property reportedly covered in coal dust, We Energies and DNR investigating," 8 Mar. 2018

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1846, in the meaning defined above

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windbreak

noun

English Language Learners Definition of windbreak

: something (such as a fence or group of trees) that protects an area from the wind

windbreak

noun
wind·​break | \ˈwind-ˌbrāk \

Kids Definition of windbreak

: something (as a growth of trees and shrubs) that reduces the force of the wind

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