windshield

[wind-sheeld, win-]
noun
a shield of glass, in one or more sections, projecting above and across the dashboard of an automobile.
Also called, especially British, wind-screen.


Origin:
1900–05; wind1 + shield

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windshield (ˈwɪndˌʃiːld)
 
n
1.  (US), (Canadian) Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): windscreen the sheet of flat or curved glass that forms a window of a motor vehicle, esp the front window
2.  an object designed to shield something from the wind

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windshield
1902, from wind (n.) + shield. U.S. alternative to British windscreen (attested from 1905 in this sense).
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