One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A screen attached to the cockpit canopy of an aircraft to reduce the effects of glare.
- ‘The first ships off the assembly line did not have glareshields on the instrument panel, creating a hazard at night.’
- ‘He turned and faced front but then collapsed over the cockpit glareshield and instruments.’
- ‘Army aviators were at first concerned about being startled, when two large airbags popped out of the wall next to their heads from the glareshield in front of them.’
- ‘I find that in most light aircraft, it's approximately where the top of the glareshield just meets the horizon.’
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