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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Examples of windscreen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And on a wet day, with weather equipment in place, the windscreen can be heated for improved visibility. Jeremy Taylor, Robb Report, 12 Jan. 2022 The huge wraparound windscreen provides a wide view out the front, too. James Morris, Forbes, 9 Apr. 2022 Another passenger, Kirk Knowlton, snapped a picture and tweeted that the crew had announced that the windscreen appeared to crack spontaneously. CBS News, 1 Apr. 2022 Information can also be projected onto the windscreen via a heads-up display so the driver doesn't have to take their gaze off the road. Matt Jancer, Wired, 29 Mar. 2022 Hardcore Lego nerds might be most impressed with the windscreen, a brand-new Lego brick. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 17 Mar. 2022 First, the center had to agree to take steps to address neighbors’ concerns, including adding sections of windscreen and wooden fencing to dampen sound, offering free monthly pickleball workshops and eliminating most usage fees. Los Angeles Times, 3 Mar. 2022 With a cruising speed of 90 miles per hour, wind blast behind the Lexan windscreen should be familiar to motorcycle riders too. Wes Siler, Outside Online, 12 Apr. 2016 The microphone has a pro-grade capsule and includes a foam windscreen for crisp and warm audio without plosives or wind noise. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 31 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of windscreen

1858, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Last Updated

28 Apr 2022

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“Windscreen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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