Definitions

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

  • n. An irritation or chafing of the skin caused by long exposure to the wind.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. an irritation of the skin caused by exposure to the wind

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

  • n. redness and irritation of the skin caused by exposure to high-velocity wind

Etymologies

wind +‎ burn (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • If I took a box of books down to the concourse at DFW airport and tried to sell them, the store managers would have security whisking me into the street so fast you'd get windburn from the rush.

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  • In truth, I am fishing — freezing my butt off, to be sure, and catching nothing at the moment but a vicious windburn from the Arctic air mass that's blasting down the throat of Montana's Madison River Valley.

    Fly Fishing for Trout in Winter

  • With winter comes the inevitable windburn that depletes moisture and ravages the skin.

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  • The effects of windburn and dry skin can wreck havoc on the eye area, but taking the time to use an eye mask in the a.m. can make a world of difference.

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  • Here are my beans and courgettes on the doorstep yesterday, recovering from windburn.

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  • With the top down and a max speed of 155 mph it will give you and three trusting friends the windburn of your lives.

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  • Regardless, all of these rules make for an interesting journey for me, the girl who gets claustrophobic if a bus window isn't open wide enough for the breeze to give me serious windburn!

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  • A combination of sunburn, windburn, campfire burn, and, for all she knew, a disease she had picked up from the river had turned her face into a seared and desiccated mask.

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  • Weary, his face sore from windburn, a curious sadness draws his mind inward.

    GIRL BY THE ROAD AT NIGHT

  • My favorite Otto Luyken laurels look decent, just a bit of windburn, and the blue star junipers are great, but eveything else is very sad around here.

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