from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A trademark used for a warm outer jacket having close-fitting, often elastic, cuffs and waistband.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a kind of heavy jacket (`windcheater' is a British term)


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  • He’d dressed that morning in a pair of jeans and running shoes and a Hawaiian shirt, and he carried a light jacket, a kind of Windbreaker, to drape over his left forearm to conceal the missing hand.

    The Fourth Hand

  • If we go out at night, a Windbreaker ® type jacket is all that is needed to be comfortable.


  • WATERLOO, Belgium—You'd expect to find a 50-year-old British lord debating matters of national importance on the red leather benches of Parliament, not sleeping in bus shelters and walking along highways in a bright red Windbreaker.

    Olympic Peace Walk From Greece to London Survives Its Waterloo

  • He held out a yellow blouse and a Windbreaker to her.

    Surrender the Dark

  • Nola wore her pink gingham Windbreaker and the pink sneakers that fastened with Velcro and were encrusted with fake jewels—they had cost sixty dollars, but Piper had been powerless to resist.

    The Half Life

  • Marshall, dressed in jeans and a Windbreaker, was twenty-seven at the time.

    The Dream Machine

  • Then she unsnapped the locks on her briefcase, took out her new Smith & Wesson .357 handgun, slipped it into one pocket of her Windbreaker, put her cell phone in the other.

    7th Heaven

  • Cast Out tells the sorrowful tale of a citizen outcast from his own town, which meets with the meandering instrumental Windbreaker.

    A Western Goodbye

  • "In the gray Windbreaker, black umbrella, " I said.

    The 6th Target

  • He puts his hand on Bucky to comfort himself, feeling him through his blue nylon Windbreaker, but still the voices pound in his brain like a jackhammer.

    The 6th Target


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