wind·​shield | \ ˈwin(d)-ˌshēld How to pronounce windshield (audio) \

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.
Recent Examples on the Web Then use one of the 3M two-way adhesive pads to attach the camera to the windshield. Brad Moon, Forbes, 31 May 2021 On May 16, police were dispatched to the library for a report of rocks thrown at a Metroparks vehicle, damaging the windshield. Cheryl Higley, cleveland, 30 May 2021 Kia's sibling brand, Hyundai, will also debut an augmented reality windshield on the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5. Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY, 28 May 2021 Smart cars need calibration, or to be realigned, after a collision, as well as after more common events like windshield or bumper replacements. Natalie Walters, Dallas News, 27 May 2021 Still, the finance manager will probably pitch other extras, such as a warranty covering excess wear and tear, wheel and tire damage and windshield repairs. Nerd Wallet, oregonlive, 26 May 2021 Zoe about not hating the people who love you can’t stop Deja from taking out her anger on Randall’s car windshield. Maggie Fremont, Vulture, 26 May 2021 That’s when Womble said a different deputy fired the first shot that entered the front windshield. Danielle Wallace, Fox News, 19 May 2021 The first person to fire on the car, according to Womble, was a sergeant who fired one round through the front windshield. Peter Nickeas, CNN, 18 May 2021

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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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4 Jun 2021

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“Windshield.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of windshield

US : 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 How to pronounce windshield (audio) \

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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