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

Examples of windscreen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As a vehicle crawls past it on a conveyor belt, the arm gently nestles the windscreen into its housing, then swivels back to get its greedy suction cups on the next one. The Economist, "China has never mastered internal-combustion engines," 2 Jan. 2020 IndyCar has tested various windscreen concepts, including one by PPG Aerospace that drivers used in tests last year. San Diego Union-Tribune, "IndyCar aeroscreen declared ready to race by Dixon and Power," 2 Oct. 2019 The windscreen is divided into three sections, and most models sport a third, central headlight, like an extra eye in a children’s-book illustration of an alien. K.s-c., The Economist, "The modern world was built in the car’s image," 25 Nov. 2019 High-level platforms, sidewalks, ramps, stairways, lighting, signage, canopies, benches, and windscreens are among the features of the station, which is expected to be completed by 2021, according to the statement., "commuter rail station," 14 Sep. 2019 One camera photographs a car’s registration plate and a second high-set lens looks down through the windscreen and can see what drivers are doing with their hands. Rod Mcguirk, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Australia uses new technology to catch drivers on phones," 23 Sep. 2019 Most Purple Line stations will consist of a street-level platform with benches covered by 50-foot glass canopies and buffered by windscreens. Katherine Shaver, Washington Post, "Artists hope Purple Line station designs will inspire wonder and showcase communities," 22 June 2019 There weren't crazy changes to the X.G100 other than permanent windscreen as opposed to built in goggle-type screen. Michael C. Wilson, Popular Mechanics, "New Motorcycles and Gear You Need to Know for 2018," 19 Oct. 2017 Glacier National Park said in a statement that rocks shattered the windscreen and also hurt her parents and two other children, but those injuries were described as minor. NBC News, "Trump faces criticism over Hong Kong protest response," 14 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of windscreen

1858, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Windscreen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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