wind·break·er | \ˈwin(d)-ˌbrā-kər \

Definition of windbreaker 

: a jacket made of wind-resistant material

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At Maison Margiela, John Galliano sent models down the runway in hooded windbreakers and plastic helmets. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "How Will Women Dress in 2018? Look to Mildred Hayes in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," 1 Mar. 2018 The Governor, wearing pale chinos and a dark windbreaker, watched a worker demonstrate the magnetic wand, then squatted and ran the instrument under a rail flange himself. William Finnegan, The New Yorker, "Can Andy Byford Save the Subways?," 2 July 2018 For women, this drop includes a crop top, tank top, and bike shorts, plus a long-sleeve T-shirt, leggings, track pants, a track top, a windbreaker, and a gym bag. Emilia Petrarca, The Cut, "You Can Wear These Luxury Bike Shorts Pretty Much Anywhere," 10 July 2018 My new yellow Perry Ellis windbreaker blended in with the yellow floral wallpaper. Illyanna Maisonet,, "Bacalaitos as familial memory and penance," 5 July 2018 Shawna Cox, one of Ammon’s father’s first and most fervent followers, was there, sitting alert next to his oldest brother, Ryan, who slouched in a swivel chair with a windbreaker, cowboy hat, and a revolver on his hip. James Pogue, Outside Online, "The Religious Ideology Driving the Bundy Brothers," 14 May 2018 Next to Hatch is Orangerine Barrs, a convivial man of 80 in a sharp windbreaker. Mike Sutter, Bon Appetit, "On the Clock with Austin’s Most Beloved Waitress," 6 June 2018 But on a chilly Saturday morning last month, a thin, gray-haired man in a windbreaker, slacks and sneakers picked up a brush, splashed a section of the Wall with soapy water and started scrubbing. Michael E. Ruane, Washington Post, "After his latest brush with death, the man behind the Vietnam Wall is back to tending it," 2 May 2018 The New Valentino has come to be defined by a fearless use of print and pattern, particularly camouflage, as well as by a wide range of wearable sportswear like windbreakers, sweatpants, and track jackets. Jake Woolf, GQ, "These New Valentino Kicks Come from the Sneaker Future," 24 Apr. 2018

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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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