win·dow·pane | \ˈwin-dō-ˌpān, -də-\

Definition of windowpane 

1 : a pane in a window

Examples of windowpane in a Sentence

Ice had formed on the windowpane.

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There is only rain rolling slowly down a windowpane, for all time. Paul Daugherty,, "Paul Daugherty: In his 15 years, Matt Stratman made his mark on our community.," 6 July 2018 Apply even on a cloudy day because U.V.A. light penetrates through the clouds and windowpanes. Sunhee Grinnell, Vanities, "Here Comes the Sun: A 2018 Summer Tanning Guide," 25 May 2018 Sharing 3 insanely easy breakfast in bed ideas this morning, in partnership with @brooklinen (where my windowpane bedding is from😍). Kelsey Kloss, ELLE Decor, "10 Easy Ways To Do Breakfast In Bed This Mother's Day," 2 May 2016 Reynolds kept things classic in a navy windowpane suit, which was offset by a crisp white shirt and brown accessories for a modern slant on 1950s fashion. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds Suit Up Together," 3 Apr. 2018 Pastel pink lab coats, safety orange painter's overalls, and windowpane-check work pants are admittedly not for the shy among us, but there are a few more accessible buys in the lineup, too. Megan Gustashaw, GQ, "Five Affordable Menswear Collaborations to Shop This Month," 13 Apr. 2018 One team, led by materials scientist Lars Berglund at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, has come up with a way to make windowpanes of wood. Sid Perkins, Scientific American, "Stronger Than Steel, Able to Stop a Speeding Bullet—It’s Super Wood!," 7 Feb. 2018 The sleek, all-white style, known as the Phenom Lux, comes with gold accents and a removable ankle bracelet and is best worn with a pair of Puma’s new sheer windowpane socks—an accessory for which Gomez also lent her vision. Maria Ward, Vogue, "Selena Gomez Has a New Puma Collaboration—And the Secret for Dressing Up Sweats," 28 Mar. 2018 Last night, at the premiere of Annihilation, Isaac used the monochromatic move yet again wearing a navy windowpane check suit with a blue-gray shirt, tie, all by ISAIA, and gray shoes. Megan Gustashaw, GQ, "Oscar Isaac Has a Solve for Everything—Even Boring Office Style," 14 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of windowpane

1819, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of windowpane

: a piece of glass that covers an opening in a window


win·dow·pane | \ˈwin-dō-ˌpān \

Kids Definition of windowpane

: a pane in a window

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one that holds something together

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