windbreak

noun
wind·​break | \ ˈwin(d)-ˌbrāk How to pronounce windbreak (audio) \

Definition of windbreak

: a growth of trees or shrubs serving to break the force of wind broadly : a shelter (such as a fence) from the wind

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It was butted against a massive slab of granite that grew out of the soil and provided a windbreak and heat reflector. Steve Meyer, Anchorage Daily News, "Swan Lake Fire may have ruined a weekend, but there is relief that it finally happened," 17 July 2019 Trees, when planted as windbreaks, can reduce the costs associated with heating buildings in winter. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "WATCH: Planting Trees in Your Yard Can Save You Big Bucks in Energy Bills," 13 June 2019 Wind: Trees can also serve as a windbreak too, as can large rocks or cliff faces. Kraig Becker, Popular Mechanics, "How to Set Up Camp," 2 Apr. 2019 Michelle Dalps, a park ranger at Kenai Fjords National Park, urges all glacier travelers to bring warm, layered clothes, sturdy shoes or boots, and a windbreak layer. Laurel Andrews, Anchorage Daily News, "11 glacier adventures near Anchorage," 2 May 2018 Congress would address grazing issues and vote to establish the Soil Conservation Service, whose measures, such as planting windbreaks and seeding grasses, did much to head off future black dusters. John F. Ross, WSJ, "The Prophet of the Dust Bowl," 14 June 2018 Michelle Dalps, a park ranger at Kenai Fjords National Park, urges all glacier travelers to bring warm, layered clothes, sturdy shoes or boots, and a windbreak layer. Laurel Andrews, Anchorage Daily News, "11 glacier adventures near Anchorage," 2 May 2018 Michelle Dalps, a park ranger at Kenai Fjords National Park, urges all glacier travelers to bring warm, layered clothes, sturdy shoes or boots, and a windbreak layer. Laurel Andrews, Anchorage Daily News, "11 glacier adventures near Anchorage," 2 May 2018 Michelle Dalps, a park ranger at Kenai Fjords National Park, urges all glacier travelers to bring warm, layered clothes, sturdy shoes or boots, and a windbreak layer. Laurel Andrews, Anchorage Daily News, "11 glacier adventures near Anchorage," 2 May 2018

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1846, in the meaning defined above

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windbreak

noun

English Language Learners Definition of windbreak

: something (such as a fence or group of trees) that protects an area from the wind

windbreak

noun
wind·​break | \ ˈwind-ˌbrāk How to pronounce windbreak (audio) \

Kids Definition of windbreak

: something (as a growth of trees and shrubs) that reduces the force of the wind

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