American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A screen for protection against the wind.
- n. Chiefly British The windshield of a motor vehicle.
- n. UK, Australia, New Zealand A transparent screen made of glass, located at the front of a vehicle in front of the its occupants to protect them from the wind and weather.
- n. transparent screen (as of glass) to protect occupants of a vehicle
- From wind + screen. (Wiktionary)
“I see Humber Hawk, Mk11, less the small lower grilles ... but the split windscreen is a killer because "posh" cars were mainly single panel by then (not, of course, humble Minors and A30s etc).”
“Called around and it seems as though $80 for the RACV to come repair the windscreen is the best price.”
“The sensational panoramic Zenith windscreen, which is 36% bigger than a conventional screen on an average five door small car, delivers an all-new motoring experience for drivers and passengers alike.”
“For starters, the main housing frame for the windscreen is a single, continuous injection-molded ten-series geodesic, tubular lattice (booya!), offering more protection with less obstruction than most shotgun windscreen frame designs.”
“The active components of City Safety include a laser sensor integrated into the top of the windscreen, which is able to detect other vehicles at a distance of up to”
“I often glance to the top of my car windshield "windscreen" thinking there's going to be a compass up there, because that's where I always put my in-game directional aids.”
“Even though these vehicles are pitched at off-road use, I guess you'd never get one registered for road use, they still have all the features you'd expect of a regular road vehicle such as windscreen, wipers, horn, turning lights, high and low beam, brake lights; basically it's ready to be used on road.”
“Oh the crushing disappointment of the reality of the Clio – parked outside Asda, two-day-old bird shite crusting on the windscreen.”
“In turn, the gallery's window is fitted with giant windscreen wipers to sweep away a continuous downpour of "rain" inverted commas seem necessary to any description of Weber's wonderfully artificial sculptural conceits.”
“On returning, he found each of his wheels had been sabotaged and the following apercu stuck to his windscreen: "Can yir dug blow up tyres, mister?”
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