wind·​shield ˈwin(d)-ˌshēld How to pronounce windshield (audio)
: a transparent screen (as of glass) that protects the occupants of a vehicle
especially : one in front of the occupants

Examples of windshield in a Sentence

The car had a damaged windshield.
Recent Examples on the Web Fitted with a sound-suppressing acoustic windshield glass and other noise-cancellation features, the Envista advances quietly, its level also superior to several luxury SUV and sedans. James Raia, The Mercury News, 14 July 2024 Side windows in vehicles can be tinted to a certain degree, but Connecticut law prohibits motorists from tinting their windshield, police noted. Justin Muszynski, Hartford Courant, 2 July 2024 Jonathan Gitlin No, your eyes don't deceive you, there is no rear windshield. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 30 June 2024 The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued multiple recalls last week including Ford's recall of more than 1.8 million Explorer vehicles due to a potential safety hazard with a part connected to the windshield. Ahjané Forbes, USA TODAY, 26 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for windshield 

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Word History

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of windshield was in 1902

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“Windshield.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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wind·​shield ˈwin(d)-ˌshēld How to pronounce windshield (audio)
: a clear screen (as of glass) in front of the riders of a vehicle

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