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 Charlie Strong, for one, would have loved an Alamo Bowl windbreaker. Mike Finger,, "Finger: As Texas makes a return to Alamo, a standard remains elusive," 28 Dec. 2020 The man wore a baseball cap with a block M, dark sunglasses and a blue windbreaker. Jeff Seidel, Detroit Free Press, "What if Michigan football's Jim Harbaugh got a visit from the ghost of football past?," 26 Dec. 2020 The next day, a tall Asian man wearing a baseball cap and a black windbreaker walked into the Times Square location of Dallas BBQ. Suki Kim, The New Yorker, "The Underground Movement Trying to Topple the North Korean Regime," 16 Nov. 2020 So were the seats at the stadium, except for those cutouts, and also a couple of security guards in blue windbreaker jackets who leaned against the top rail of Autzen, six-feet apart, watching. John Canzano, oregonlive, "Canzano: Oregon Ducks opener was a survive-and-advance victory over Stanford," 8 Nov. 2020 Trump left the White House for his Virginia golf club dressed in golf shoes, a windbreaker and a white hat as the results gradually expanded Biden’s lead in must-win Pennsylvania. The Salt Lake Tribune, "Joe Biden edges closer to win as Pennsylvania focus intensifies," 7 Nov. 2020 The suspect is about 5-foot-4 to 5-foot-6, 230 pounds, and was wearing a red and black windbreaker and a black skull cap. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, "Woman armed with handgun robs Akron Wing Stop," 29 Oct. 2020 My hands thankfully only had first-skin-layer cuts, the back of the windbreaker was shredded, but the T-shirt was fine. Mike Masterson, Arkansas Online, "MASTERSON ONLINE: God keeps noddin'," 24 Oct. 2020 The subject on the video appeared to be a white male wearing a beanie hat, gloves and a militiary-like windbreaker and authorities later identified the man as Dale, the criminal complaint said. Josh Peter, USA TODAY, "Maryland man arrested after threatening to kidnap, kill Joe Biden and Kamala Harris," 21 Oct. 2020

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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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12 Jan 2021

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“Windbreaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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