windscreen

(BrE) (AmE windshield) noun
ADJECTIVE
front, rear
car
VERB + WINDSCREEN/WINDSHIELD
clean, scrape (sth off), wipe

She scraped the windscreen free of ice.

break, crack, shatter, smash (esp. BrE)
fit, replace
clear, defog (AmE), demist (BrE)

She switched the wipers on to clear the windscreen.

WINDSCREEN/WINDSHIELD + VERB
fog up (esp. AmE), mist up (BrE)
crack, shatter
WINDSCREEN/WINDSHIELD + NOUN
wiper
PREPOSITION
on a/the windscreen

I came back to find a parking ticket on the windscreen.

through a/the windscreen

Bright evening sunlight glared through the windscreen.


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  • windscreen — [wind′skrēn΄] n. 1. a screen for protecting something from the wind 2. [Chiefly Brit.] a windshield * * * wind·screen (wĭndʹskrēn ) n. 1. A screen for protection against the wind. 2. Chiefly British. The windshield of a motor vehicle. * * * …   Universalium

  • windscreen — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ a glass screen at the front of a motor vehicle …   English terms dictionary

  • windscreen — [wind′skrēn΄] n. 1. a screen for protecting something from the wind 2. [Chiefly Brit.] a windshield …   English World dictionary

  • windscreen — UK [ˈwɪn(d)ˌskriːn] / US [ˈwɪn(d)ˌskrɪn] noun [countable] Word forms windscreen : singular windscreen plural windscreens British the large glass window at the front of a vehicle. The American word is windshield …   English dictionary

  • windscreen — n. Brit. a screen of glass at the front of a motor vehicle. Phrases and idioms: windscreen wiper a device consisting of a rubber blade on an arm, moving in an arc, for keeping a windscreen clear of rain etc …   Useful english dictionary

  • windscreen — noun 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. Oh no! A vandal has just come and smashed our windscreen! Susan, can you go and call the insurance …   Wiktionary

  • windscreen — [[t]wɪ̱ndskriːn[/t]] windscreens N COUNT The windscreen of a car or other vehicle is the glass window at the front through which the driver looks. [BRIT] (in AM, use windshield) …   English dictionary

  • windscreen — noun Date: 1858 1. a screen that protects against the wind 2. chiefly British windshield …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Windscreen — windshield, the forward facing window at the front of a vehicle …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • windscreen — I Australian Slang windshield, the forward facing window at the front of a vehicle II Inglish (Indian English) Dictionary Windshield (of automobile) III Kiwi (New Zealand Slang) windshield …   English dialects glossary

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