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
Recent Examples of windbreak from the Web
The tree-planting effort is intended to reforest the area and provide a windbreak for the memorial.
A windbreak of arborvitae has been chewed uniformly and now appear to be wearing no trousers, if that might paint a picture, full tops standing on skinny legs.
A horse was pastured beyond the windbreak, a line of spindly willows alongside his yard.
The main house, guesthouse, and a garage with a small potting shed are arranged around three sides of a courtyard garden and serve as natural windbreaks to shelter it.
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First Known Use of windbreak
WINDBREAK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of windbreak for English Language Learners
: something (such as a fence or group of trees) that protects an area from the wind
WINDBREAK Defined for Kids
Definition of windbreak for Students
: something (as a growth of trees and shrubs) that reduces the force of the wind
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