from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A shield or protection against the force of the wind.


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  • Its rays through the wind-shield, which felt gloriously warm on my face at the beginning of the ride, are now uncomfortably hot, and I feel like an ant under a magnifying glass about to be incinerated.

    Left Neglected

  • “Not today,” I say, pointing to the Vegas Strip outside my wind-shield.

    Soul Trapper

  • When 3R-C vehicle is in motion, the canopy becomes an enveloping wind-shield that provides the pilot, who sits low in the vehicle, with significant protection from the bodywork and doors.

    February 2010 -

  • When he had run his thumbs along the wind-shield, he had jumped very slowly, ponderously on the hood of the car, his feet landing with the soft thud of a hardcover book with one thousand seven hundred and twelve pages.

    A short, nonsense story about colours, sounds and Big Mo

  • As for the paddling conditions — well, he said, it all looked workable from the wind-shield of a Super Cub.

    Whitewater, Survival, and the Best Salmon Fishing in Alaska

  • Ice froze over even more, then squinted out the wind-shield at the rising sun.

    Possess Me At Midnight

  • Neck stretched, she inched forward, wind-shield wipers flying, every one of her fingers hooked around the top of the steering wheel.

    The Worst Thing I've Done

  • He stood on his wind-shield wrenching the wheel that swayed up over his head.

    When the Sleeper Wakes

  • Ali pointed his gun at a shuttle van approaching the hotel on Lexington Avenue and when the van refused to stop, he put two rounds through the wind-shield, killing the driver, who slumped forward over the steering wheel as the van picked up speed, veered up onto the sidewalk, and slammed into the front of the hotel.


  • A deer stared peacefully at Kirsten through the rain-splattered wind-shield.

    After Hours


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