windshield wiper


: a long, thin piece of rubber on a metal frame that moves back and forth and pushes water, snow, etc., off the surface of the window at the front of a car, truck, etc.

Examples of windshield wiper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Touchscreens these days are used for everything, from classic functions like operating navigation systems or accessing media, to newer usages, like controlling the air conditioning or even the windshield wiper. Tanya Mohn, Forbes, 13 Aug. 2023 The red-and-white slip of paper was wedged so inconspicuously under her windshield wiper that 21-year-old Ava Lind nearly missed it. Cari Spencer, Los Angeles Times, 2 Sep. 2023 The Good Housekeeping Institute reviews cars from SUVs to cars for parents as well as an array of auto products like windshield wiper blades and winter tires. Jamie Spain, Good Housekeeping, 28 Aug. 2023 Cartels can more easily hide meth in a liquid form to sneak it across the border, often hiding it in windshield wiper fluid, in soda bottles or gas tanks. Beth Warren, The Courier-Journal, 19 July 2023 Now, just do it consistently instead of this windshield wiper, Stars are really good one night, then the Kraken, then the Stars. Sportsday Staff, Dallas News, 10 May 2023 The third eyelid not only serves as a windshield wiper of sorts but also can be an easy-to-read gauge of the cat’s overall well-being. Paul Miller, Scientific American, 1 Sep. 2015 Issues like climate change, artificial intelligence, free speech, and, of course, the Tesla Cybertruck’s comically oversize windshield wiper. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, 9 May 2023 Elias Cruz stepped out of his Spring Street home to find a single car (belonging to someone else) on his side of the street — with a $50 ticket under the windshield wiper. John Hilliard,, 9 May 2023 See More

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“Windshield wiper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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