windbreak

noun wind·break \ ˈwin(d)-ˌbrāk \
|Updated on: 12 Jul 2018

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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First Known Use of windbreak

1846

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WINDBREAK Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of windbreak for English Language Learners

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


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windbreak

noun wind·break \ ˈwind-ˌbrāk \

Definition of windbreak for Students

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


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