One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The dazzling effect of sun shining through a driver's windscreen at a low angle.‘blinded by sunstrike, he hit the back of her bike with his truck’
- ‘It appeared a motorist had pulled out of a driveway and was headed towards Whangarei when they slowed for sunstrike.’
- ‘It is possible to see through the sunstrike and keep your bearings.’
- ‘The incident occurred when a small weed-spraying truck veered off Waihi's Waitawheta Rd after the driver was blinded by sunstrike.’
- ‘May to August are the worst months for sun-strike.’
- ‘The best thing is heading up the hill, when sunstrike hits the car, it is no longer just a blinding white flash.’
- ‘The Western Bay has one of the worst sunstrike crash rates in the country.’
- ‘Affected by sunstrike, he slowed down but failed to see three people walking on the crossing.’
- ‘Sunstrike is thought to be a factor in a two-car collision on a busy stretch of Northland highway yesterday.’
- ‘Outside it is sunstrike and white lines on the tar.’
- ‘Overtaking on a corner he got some sunstrike and ran into a car coming towards him.’
1990s: from sun + strike.
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