from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A screen or some device placed between an object and the wind, for protection.
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The passenger's chair was protected by a wind-guard and guarded about with metallic rods carrying air cushions.
And the doctor turned his mind to a new pair of horses he had been looking at in the afternoon, with a comfortable sense of a wind-guard or so, at the least, between himself and the gales of adversity.
The method of taking meridian observations with a sextant and an artificial horizon on a polar sledge journey is as follows: if there is any wind, a semi-circular wind-guard of snow blocks, two tiers high, is put up, opening to the south.
It was a wind-guard to aid the smoke in its ascent.
The mercury of the artificial horizon was thoroughly warmed in the igloo; a semi-circular wind-guard of snow blocks two tiers high was put up, opening to the south; a musk-ox skin was laid upon the snow inside this; my special instrument box was placed at the south end and firmly bedded into the snow in a level position; the artificial horizon trough, especially devised for this kind of work, was placed on top and the mercury poured into it until it was even full, when it was covered with the glass horizon roof.
The passenger’s chair was protected by a wind-guard and guarded about with metallic rods carrying air cushions.