wind·​break·​er ˈwin(d)-ˌbrā-kər How to pronounce windbreaker (audio)
: a jacket made of wind-resistant material

Examples of windbreaker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He was last seen wearing a windbreaker that was pink and maroon, dark-colored pants, green and black running shoes, and a silver bracelet on his right wrist. Drake Bentley, Journal Sentinel, 14 May 2024 The indictment includes photos of cash that was stuffed into clothes, including a windbreaker with Menendez's name stitched on it. Kristie Cattafi, USA TODAY, 13 May 2024 It’s filled with exciting pieces with graphics like a city backdrop and a man holding a bulldog on a leash on a windbreaker jacket. Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 6 May 2024 Jasmine Perillo The trend is a natural evolution from athleisure, which was characterized by yoga pants and windbreakers, according to Kostiak. Daysia Tolentino, NBC News, 27 Apr. 2024 The Eavesdropper showed up early, lingered in the lobby, and left with a group of film boys in windbreakers who gave their critiques en route to the West 4th Street station. Adriane Quinlan, Curbed, 11 Apr. 2024 Weisselberg, wearing a black windbreaker and a surgical face mask, declined to address the court during the brief sentencing, which lasted less than five minutes. Danielle Wallace, Fox News, 10 Apr. 2024 The official folks in the yellow windbreakers scrambled into the right field pavilion — high and deep into the pavilion, following the arc of the ball. Bill Shaikin, Los Angeles Times, 4 Apr. 2024 The owner opted for a distinctive two-tone paint job, with the hull, curves, and arches finished in Whisper Gray and the windbreakers decked out in dark gray. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 1 Apr. 2024

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Word History


from Windbreaker, a former trademark

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of windbreaker was in 1914

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Cite this Entry

“Windbreaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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wind·​break·​er -ˌbrā-kər How to pronounce windbreaker (audio)
: a jacket made of material that can resist the wind
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