wind·​proof ˈwin(d)-ˈprüf How to pronounce windproof (audio)
: impervious to wind
a windproof jacket

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Its multi-layered GORE-TEX design allows for a sleek, windproof jacket that won’t weigh you down. Micki Wagner, Popular Mechanics, 23 Feb. 2023 Look for options that weigh less than or just about one pound — but keep in mind some specialized umbrellas (such as windproof or bubble styles) may add some extra weight. Nancy Einhart, Travel + Leisure, 22 Feb. 2023 Windstopper Jacket Soft-shell jackets typically lack a membrane, and as a result are wind-resistant but not windproof. Wes Siler, Outside Online, 28 May 2022 Made of water-resistant and windproof fabrics, this mask provides excellent protection for its price point. Mike Richard, Men's Health, 30 Nov. 2022 It's made with the brand's WeatherTec system, which entails waterproof floors, inverted seams and zippers, and a rainfly cover to keep everything dry, plus a windproof frame for durability against the elements. Emily Belfiore, Travel + Leisure, 14 Oct. 2021 Premium down creates a fluffy and cozy experience, while the outer polyester forms the perfect water-resistant and windproof exterior. Popular Science, 25 Oct. 2019 By producing a tiny plasma arc at the tip of the lighter, these next-generation tools are windproof and splash proof and reduce the use of plastics and fuel. The Editors, Field & Stream, 14 Apr. 2020 The Resolve 2 jacket is designed to be completely waterproof and windproof to protect you from chilly breezes and rain, while the profile collar and stowable hood will keep your head and neck shielded from the cold. Isabelle Kagan, USA TODAY, 24 Jan. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1616, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of windproof was in 1616

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Cite this Entry

“Windproof.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

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