wind·​break·​er | \ ˈwin(d)-ˌbrā-kər How to pronounce windbreaker (audio) \

Definition of windbreaker

: a jacket made of wind-resistant material

Examples of windbreaker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He was last seen wearing a red ball cap, prescription glasses, blue jeans and a light-colored windbreaker. Jason Green, The Mercury News, "Search continues for Belmont man missing since Monday," 28 Aug. 2019 The suspect was described as an Asian male with black hair in his mid-20s, wearing a black windbreaker and black pants. Christine Pelisek,, "College Consultant Stabbed to Death in Car on Cal State Fullerton Campus as Police Hunts for Leads," 20 Aug. 2019 Meng, 65, was shown on television wearing a plain brown windbreaker and flanked by two bailiffs. Washington Post, "China says Interpol ex-president confesses to bribe taking," 21 June 2019 This barely produced a sound—nothing close to the crinkle of synthetic windbreakers. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "Does ‘Sustainable Fashion’ Really Mean Anything?," 17 June 2019 The suspect was described to police as a 5-foot-5, 130-pound Asian man in his 30s or 40s, wearing a black San Francisco Giants hat, black windbreaker and black sunglasses. J.d. Morris,, "Mill Valley bank robbery suspect flees on bicycle, police say," 8 Sep. 2019 In broiling South Florida heat, DeSantis started his media blitz in a blue windbreaker at the National Hurricane Center. Skyler Swisher,, "Gov. Ron DeSantis faces first hurricane leadership test," 3 Sep. 2019 Player donation is $100 per person, which includes tournament participation, Maine lobster buffet and commemorative windbreaker jacket. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Clinic to distribute free diapers to families in need," 26 Aug. 2019 On Sunday night, Mr. Edwards, clad in a blue windbreaker and flanked by other state officials, declared that Louisiana had averted disaster, as the storm produced far less rain and damage than expected. Richard Fausset, New York Times, "In Louisiana, Messaging During Storms Carries Big Political Weight," 15 July 2019

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First Known Use of windbreaker

1914, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for windbreaker

from Windbreaker, a former trademark

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19 Oct 2019

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The first known use of windbreaker was in 1914

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