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windtight

[wind-tahyt] /ˈwɪndˌtaɪt/
adjective
1.
so tight as to prevent passage of wind or air.
Origin of windtight
1500-1510
1500-10; wind1 + tight
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  • A cask or vessel to contain water is said to be wind-tight and water-tight.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • The walls of a chicken-house must first of all be wind-tight.

    The Dollar Hen Milo M. Hastings
  • Long grass, etc., should be plucked and strewn against them to make them as wind-tight as possible.

    The Art of Travel Francis Galton
  • Direct plunge-brakes worked from lower platform only, loaded silk or fibre, wind-tight.

    With The Night Mail Rudyard Kipling
  • The houses in which the labourer has to live are neither sanitary, water-tight, nor wind-tight.

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