wind·​proof | \ ˈwin(d)-ˈprüf How to pronounce windproof (audio) \

Definition of windproof

: impervious to wind a windproof jacket

Examples of windproof in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Premium down creates a fluffy and cozy experience, while the outer polyester forms the perfect water-resistant and windproof exterior. Popular Science, "Affordable, not ugly winter coats for women," 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, "Three Lighters Perfect for Any Outdoors Situation," 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, "The North Face is having a massive sale right now—here are the best deals," 24 Jan. 2020 The outer includes a Gore-Tex Pro material for a waterproof and windproof exterior that remain breathable. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, "Everything That Goes Into Making an Arc'teryx Jacket," 24 May 2019 The contour feathers interlock and overlap with tiny barbs (actually called barbules), forming a water and windproof protective outer layer on their bodies. Cori Brown,, "Cori Brown: It’s time to dabble with ducks," 20 Oct. 2019 Hazard-mitigation grants pay communities to windproof buildings, move them out of floodplains and take other preventative steps. Thomas Frank, Scientific American, "Why the U.S. Disaster Agency Is Not Ready for Catastrophes," 20 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of windproof

1616, in the meaning defined above

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“Windproof.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of windproof

: not allowing wind to enter or move through


wind·​proof | \ ˈwind-ˈprüf How to pronounce windproof (audio) \

Kids Definition of windproof

: protecting from the wind

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