Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A screen for protection against the wind.
  • noun Chiefly British The windshield of a motor vehicle.

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  • noun 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.

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

  • noun transparent screen (as of glass) to protect occupants of a vehicle

Etymologies

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From wind +‎ screen.

Examples

  • 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).

    A Drive in the Country

  • 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.

    Autoblog

  • Called around and it seems as though $80 for the RACV to come repair the windscreen is the best price.

    Latest from PALGN

  • 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.

    Autoblog

  • 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.

    Gearwire -

  • 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

    Ride Lust - Motion + Mobility

  • 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.

    I thought we could pick up that mailbox

  • 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.

    Life in Ronda, Learning Spanish, Property in Spain

  • Oh the crushing disappointment of the reality of the Clio – parked outside Asda, two-day-old bird shite crusting on the windscreen.

    The Hard Sell: Renault Clio

  • 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.

    This week's new exhibitions

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