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 Considering that Fukuoka is regularly hit by typhoons, having a 20-meter tall mecha with an asymmetrical windbreaker on its back is not likely all that safe next to a new shopping mall. Ollie Barder, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2022 As Dunne researched sites for a future Utah monastery in the 1940s, Trappist monk and writer Thomas Merton wrote that the abbot disguised himself by wearing Army pants and a windbreaker to keep his identity — and intentions — secret. Leia Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 Apr. 2022 On April 1, the trucker hat made another appearance, when she was photographed in Los Angeles wearing a T-shirt, jeans, sneakers, and a cool windbreaker. Whitney Perry, Glamour, 9 Apr. 2022 The Minimalist is a hard-shell rain jacket that uses Gore-Tex Paclite, an entry-level version of Gore-Tex that's more affordable than three-layer Gore-Tex but still blocks wind and rain more effectively than a soft-shell windbreaker. Matt Jancer, Wired, 30 Mar. 2022 Strout still has the nylon windbreaker, which time has faded from royal blue and crimson to a drab navy and maroon. The Salt Lake Tribune, 19 Mar. 2022 The president arrived at the station at about 3:30 p.m., wearing a bright-yellow windbreaker. William Neuman, The Atlantic, 7 Mar. 2022 See the best windbreaker jackets for 2022 below, and check out the rest of our 2022 SELF Certified Activewear Awards here. Hannah Dylan Pasternak, SELF, 25 Jan. 2022 Snedden was wearing jeans and a windbreaker — and no life jacket, said Reiland, who was out for a day of fishing on the Misty. Nathaniel Herz, Anchorage Daily News, 1 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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The first known use of windbreaker was in 1914

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30 Apr 2022

Cite this Entry

“Windbreaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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