windshield

noun wind·shield \ ˈwin(d)-ˌshēld \
Updated on: 14 Apr 2018

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

  1. The car had a damaged windshield.

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First Known Use of windshield

1902

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WINDSHIELD Defined for English Language Learners

windshield

Definition of windshield for English Language Learners

  • : 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


WINDSHIELD Defined for Kids

windshield

noun wind·shield \ ˈwind-ˌshēld \

Definition of windshield for Students

: 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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