wind·shield | \ˈwin(d)-ˌshēld \

Definition of windshield 

: 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.

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The strike also appeared to turn on the cruiser’s windshield wipers and the lights on another cruiser. David Harris,, "Watch the moment a lightning strike hit Apopka police headquarters, putting scare into officer," 27 June 2018 For reasons largely unknown, the birds frequently attack cars and rip off parts of windshield wipers, sunroof seals, and rubber or vinyl parts. Jordyn Hermani, Indianapolis Star, "Black vultures are eating cows alive. But it's difficult to legally kill the birds.," 13 July 2018 One of my favorite maneuvers is when the fountains go through a waving motion, reminiscent of windshield wipers. Dewayne Bevil,, "First look: 'Universal Orlando's Cinematic Celebration'," 10 July 2018 Among the greatest threats to the shape-shifting heroes of the Marvel sequel are windshield wipers, salt shakers and seagulls. Jake Coyle, Detroit Free Press, "Review: 'Ant-Man' sequel is a less-is-more triumph," 5 July 2018 The driver of the car took the woman to a nearby hospital just after 2 a.m. The driver told police that someone approached the car and shot through the windshield, striking the woman, officials said. Ruth Bruno,, "New Haven Police Investigate Series Of Shootings," 2 July 2018 Methanol, sometimes called wood alcohol, is commonly used in windshield washer fluid and as a solvent and is extremely toxic even in small quantities. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Terrifying stories from tourists in Mexico continue a year after mysterious drowning," 27 June 2018 Burglary conveyance 4750 block of Godfrey Road in Parkland, June 8, 5:39 a.m. A windshield washer reservoir was taken from a BMW ., "Coral Springs, Coconut Creek area crime reports," 21 June 2018 One pilot could hardly see through the windshield, The Associated Press reported. Author: Sara Coello, Anchorage Daily News, "‘Scariest flight of my life’: Hail smashes nose of jet that flew into storm," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of windshield

1902, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of windshield was in 1902

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English Language Learners Definition of windshield

: the window at the front of a car, truck, etc., that protects the driver and passengers

: a piece of glass above the handlebars of a motorcycle that protects the rider


wind·shield | \ˈwind-ˌshēld \

Kids Definition of windshield

: a clear screen (as of glass) attached to the body of a vehicle (as a car) in front of the riders to protect them from the wind

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