wind·​screen ˈwin(d)-ˌskrēn How to pronounce windscreen (audio)
: a screen that protects against the wind
chiefly British : windshield

Examples of windscreen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Cold Climate Pack ($450) includes a heated windscreen and heated headlight with washer jets. James Raia, The Mercury News, 4 June 2024 My attorney Erin Applebaum at Kreindler & Kreindler claims the plane did not have proper safety glass, meaning the windscreen was unable to withstand the force of the bird strike and prevent it from crashing into the aircraft. Chelsea Myslik, Peoplemag, 24 May 2024 Our test Ocean was plagued with squeaky pedals, an inoperative California mode (where the EV drops all its windows save the windscreen) forcing a switch in car mid-test, and poor handling that was supposedly to be fixed with a software update. Jeremy White, WIRED, 18 Mar. 2024 And at speeds greater than 60 mph, the nominal windscreens do little to deflect the blast of air, and pilot and passenger are advised to wear goggles or a helmet. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 29 Mar. 2024 Bed linens sailing the wind, curtains flaring beyond the windscreens, lilacs soon to lie on the ground. Carolyn Forché, The Atlantic, 24 Mar. 2024 Instead, welcome Panoramic Vision, which projects key information across the width of the windscreen base. Jason Barlow, WIRED, 21 Mar. 2024 What to Consider The lid can flip open if not attached to the windscreens. Lauren Breedlove, Travel + Leisure, 21 Mar. 2024 Earlier this week, a Chinese coast guard ship fired water cannons at a Philippine coast guard vessel, shattering a windscreen and injuring four personnel, Philippine authorities said. Regine Cabato, Washington Post, 9 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1858, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of windscreen was in 1858

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“Windscreen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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