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windbreak

[wind-breyk] /ˈwɪndˌbreɪk/
noun
1.
a growth of trees, a structure of boards, or the like, serving as a shelter from the wind.
Origin of windbreak
1765-1775
1765-75; wind1 + break
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British Dictionary definitions for windbreak

windbreak

/ˈwɪndˌbreɪk/
noun
1.
a fence, line of trees, etc, serving as a protection from the wind by breaking its force
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Word Origin and History for windbreak
n.

also wind-break, "row of trees, etc., to break the force of the wind," 1861, American English, from wind (n.1) + break (n.).

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