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

Examples of windproof in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The shatterproof plastic bulbs are waterproof, windproof up to 50 miles per hour, and heat resistant up to 122 degrees Fahrenheit. Lauren Taylor, Southern Living, 13 May 2024 With seven colors and prints, its lightweight yet durable cotton linen material is breathable, windproof, and adjustable. Jessie Quinn, Peoplemag, 25 Apr. 2024 Lightweight and breathable, these waterproof, windproof pants have been created with poor weather in mind, acting as a high-quality barrier against the elements while taking up minimal space in your bag while packing. Merrell Readman, Travel + Leisure, 1 Apr. 2024 Since major advancements have been made in waterproof and windproof materials since the early days—two world wars resulted in innovations like gabardines, nylons, polyesters, and waxed cottons—windbreakers have become some of the lightest varieties of outerwear. Isaiah Freeman-Schub, Robb Report, 26 Feb. 2024 Weather-proof: Was the coat water resistant or windproof? Dorian Smith-Garcia, Parents, 23 Feb. 2024 Start with moisture-wicking base layers (merino wool is best) to keep you dry, add thin or thick insulating layers for warmth, and finish with a waterproof and windproof outer layer to protect against harsh weather. David Nikel, Forbes, 27 Feb. 2024 Typically, a snowsuit features a special exterior material that can be windproof or waterproof, with a toasty and soft lining, such as fleece. Katrina Cossey, Parents, 12 Feb. 2024 But Take Note The polyester microfleece is cozy and warm for littles, but the material isn’t waterproof or windproof. Katrina Cossey, Parents, 12 Feb. 2024

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'windproof.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1616, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of windproof was in 1616

Dictionary Entries Near windproof

Cite this Entry

“Windproof.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!