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 The road-going XKSS was a civilized D-type of sorts, adding a passenger seat, windscreen and some street equipment. Robert Ross, Robb Report, "Car of the Week: This 1954 Jaguar D-Type Race Car Will Have Collectors in a Frenzy," 8 Mar. 2021 Police ordered three medics out of an ambulance, shot up the windscreen and then kicked and beat the workers with gun butts and batons, video broadcast by U.S.-funded Radio Free Asia showed. NBC News, "Myanmar suppression 'like Tiananmen Square' as police shoot protesters, killing at least 9," 3 Mar. 2021 That’s just one of the many deaths and injuries the open cockpits on some of the fastest racecars in the world have caused, which is why Red Bull and Indycar developed the Aeroscreen protective windscreen for the 2020 season. Dan Carney And Stan Horaczek, Popular Science, "The best car and automotive technologies of 2020," 3 Dec. 2020 There are pockets and bars to hang utensils off of and a flip-out side table made to hold a two-burner camp stove and windscreen. Field & Stream, "Great Tailgating Gift Ideas for 2020," 23 Nov. 2020 The Speedster will only be sold for track use in the States due to its lack of windscreen; unlike the Elva, Aston is not planning to offer optional glazing. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, "Aston Martin Reveals Photos of V12 Speedster Prototype on the Road," 7 Oct. 2020 Once activated, an orange dot would appear on the windscreen in front of the pilot’s field of view in an extremely early precursor to the digital heads-up displays (HUDs). Alex Hollings, Popular Mechanics, "Why the Supermarine Spitfire Is Such a Badass Plane," 6 Sep. 2020 That price includes a heated windscreen, a snug-fitting top with weathertight side curtains, and a heater. Don Schroeder, Car and Driver, "Tested: 1993 Caterham Super 7 Blends the Lightweight Purity of the Lotus 7 With A Modern Drivetrain," 28 June 2020 Like this: See how fast that switches from the face to the windscreen and back? Jason Cipriani, CNN Underscored, "We’ve only spent a few hours with Sony’s ZV-1, but it shows a ton of potential," 19 June 2020

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First Known Use of windscreen

1858, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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11 Mar 2021

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“Windscreen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2021.

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