windscreen

noun
wind·​screen | \ ˈwin(d)-ˌskrēn How to pronounce windscreen (audio) \

Definition of windscreen

1 : a screen that protects against the wind
2 chiefly British : windshield

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When a faulty windscreen panel dropped off from the cockpit window, Captain Tim LanCaster was halfway sucked out of the cockpit, with only his legs dangling inside at 17,000 feet. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "8 Emergency Landings That Rival the 'Miracle on the Hudson'," 15 Jan. 2019 The windscreen will be affixed to the car of four-time IndyCar champion and Chip Ganassi Racing star Scott Dixon. Jim Ayello, USA TODAY Sports, "Scott Dixon to test windscreen prototype at preseason IndyCar session in Phoenix," 2 Feb. 2018 Look at the new windscreen, the driver safety measures going on. Jim Ayello, Indianapolis Star, "After years of being stuck in neutral, IndyCar 'at beginning of a resurgence'," 8 Mar. 2018 The Monzas do without traditional windscreens in order to provide a wind in your face experience akin to that of an open cockpit race car, but are road legal. Gary Gastelu, Fox News, "Single-seat Ferrari Monza SP1 will cost seven figures," 18 Sep. 2018 Here's the 17-race lineup for the 2018 IndyCar Series Scott Horner/IndyStar INDIANAPOLIS -- Call it a windscreen. Jim Ayello, Indianapolis Star, "IndyCar windscreen passes first test," 8 Feb. 2018 The vines here are set low to the ground, so exposed and forlorn that vignerons build small hemispherical windscreens from rock for each vine, for an almost unearthly effect, and yielding fruit that seems brimming with mineral heft. Patrick Comiskey, latimes.com, "Cool white wines from hot climates," 15 May 2018 The front windscreen and canopy are resistant to small arms fire. Eric Tegler, Popular Mechanics, "Why the A-10 Warthog Is Such a Badass Plane," 19 Nov. 2016 Learn the lingo, old chap: Hood = bonnet, trunk = boot, windshield = windscreen. Sorted. Luann Gibbs, Cincinnati.com, "Top 5 events in Cincinnati this weekend," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of windscreen

1858, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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