win·​dow·​pane | \ ˈwin-dō-ˌpān How to pronounce windowpane (audio) , -də- \

Definition of windowpane

1 : a pane in a window

Examples of windowpane in a Sentence

Ice had formed on the windowpane.
Recent Examples on the Web Those staple hits include camel cashmere, gray flannel, houndstooth check, leopard prints, pinstripes, windowpane checks, monochromatic red, cream and mono-pattern ensembles. Roxanne Robinson, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2021 Their only chance at a visit was through a windowpane outside of the Belleview Heights Assisted Living and Memory Care facility in Colorado. NBC News, 6 Apr. 2021 While sneaking out to Manhattan's Little Cupcake Bakeshop with Peter, Lara Jean wears a preppy blue-and-pink windowpane plaid shirt, cut from a vintage dress. Fawnia Soo Hoo,, 12 Feb. 2021 In the thick of the action, a man wielding the helmet broke out the windowpane in front of Ms. Babbitt. New York Times, 21 Jan. 2021 When a Disney theme park renovates one of its iconic castles, every individual brick and windowpane is carefully considered. Todd Plummer, Condé Nast Traveler, 22 Dec. 2020 Beside the Ahmanson Building, soon to be demolished, sample materials for the new museum had been amassed: a slab of concrete, for the internal walls; black terrazzo, for the floors; a windowpane and some bronze mullions. Dana Goodyear, The New Yorker, 5 Oct. 2020 As the disk cooled, the first solids condensed out like frost on a windowpane: crystalline clumps of aluminium and calcium as big as poppy seeds. Joshua Sokol, Science | AAAS, 13 Aug. 2020 This will buy you 400- to 600-thread-count Egyptian or Pima cotton, some with windowpane or hemstitch detailing. Kelley Carter, ELLE Decor, 10 June 2020

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First Known Use of windowpane

1750, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of windowpane was in 1750

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“Windowpane.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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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 How to pronounce windowpane (audio) \

Kids Definition of windowpane

: a pane in a window

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