Definition of windshield in US English:



North American
  • A window at the front of the passenger compartment of a motor vehicle.

    British term windscreen
    • ‘Chris hopped in the car and inspected the bullet hole in the front windshield.’
    • ‘Confederate flags rode beside American banners stuck on bumpers and windshields, the historical anachronism of the pairing apparently lost on the owners.’
    • ‘The market decides whether cars have contiguous frames, shatterproof windshields, protected gas tanks, air bags or seatbelts, and what the height of SUV bumpers ought to be.’
    • ‘The all-weather cab of the 560C Skidder has high-visibility Lexan windshields and windows for greater operator comfort.’
    • ‘The floor to ceiling front windshield serves as the primary entry and exit door.’
    • ‘Window stickers, such as those already displayed on Volvo windshields, were mentioned.’
    • ‘While tempered glass in side windows can be recycled, the glass in windshields and backlights needs to be separated from the laminate layers before it can be reused.’
    • ‘He looked through the windshield at the front entrance of the mall and tried to think.’
    • ‘Other congregations have cleaned toilets at businesses, washed windshields of parked cars, fed parking meters and given away bottles of cold water as part of outreach programs.’
    • ‘When the blower came loose, it broke the body, windshield, and intake manifold.’
    • ‘The windshield in front of the gun sight looked like a cobweb with a small hole in the center.’
    • ‘So new front windshields are treated to absorb harmful rays, though carmakers don't usually coat side and rear windows.’
    • ‘For military aircraft, windshields need further strengthening modifications, and some of the older aircraft are probably still vulnerable during bird strikes.’
    • ‘The interests of ordinary people, however, are hardly served by smashing the windshields and shop windows of downtown Montreal.’
    • ‘Jim parked the truck and glanced out through the windshield at the front of the building.’
    • ‘How does water flow down and then drain off a windshield during the de-icing phase?’
    • ‘The theory is that an eagle dropped the fish, and it hit the windshield of an aircraft.’
    • ‘The windshield is installed by robot while workers plop the rear window in place.’
    • ‘Nadeem picked up a cloth from the dashboard and wiped the windshield, but the mist was on the outside of the glass.’
    • ‘Although not as directly exposed as Koreans are, the Japanese complain about the dust and the brown rain that streaks their windshields and windows.’
    • ‘Apparently, more than one golfer at the course had a horrendous slice that was putting golf balls squarely onto the roofs and into the fenders and windshields of cars parked on the top level of a parking garage.’
    • ‘Chen Tsai-fu was criticized because of his failure to notice that a bullet had gone through the windshield in front of him.’
    • ‘For example, if you have had three claims over the past three years, but they are small property claims, broken windshields or minor scratches repaired on the car, your policy will probably be okay.’
    • ‘In addition to testing exterior mirrors, vibration tests are also run on interior mirrors for convertibles that mount to windshields that are not supported by a header.’
    • ‘But Irzal added the decree could not immediately be implemented as the administration needed time to distribute stickers bearing the plate numbers to be attached to vehicles' front and rear windshields.’
    • ‘It was air-conditioned, it was all windshield and window so the operator has a good view of things.’
    • ‘There is no engine to see over, so the windshield area extends down to the floor.’
    • ‘The windshields of NASA vehicles parked outside the building were shattered by the panels, which Kennedy described as flying shrapnel.’
    • ‘Amy was staring out the front windshield at the scorched land before her.’
    • ‘Keep your headlights and your windshields clean.’
    • ‘Instead he stared out the front windshield of my Mercedes as if seeing the Interstate for the first time.’
    • ‘From front and side windshields, to tire wells and the engine compartment itself, nothing has been left unexplored when it comes to finding new ways to ensure a quieter driving experience.’
    • ‘Replace wiper blades once a year or when they start to leave streaks across your windshield.’
    • ‘Imagine trying to count the raindrops on your car's windshield after a light rain.’
    • ‘The grenade flew into my window, hit the windshield, landed on the radio between me and my buddy.’
    • ‘The attendant was looking in the broad front windshield as he hurried to the driver's window.’
    • ‘This is because debris, wind, bugs or insects may still pass behind a windshield.’
    • ‘The baby could fly through the windshield, hit the dashboard or be crushed by your body.’
    • ‘Other robots slot-and-tab the windshield frame and roof in place before they are welded.’
    • ‘You should place your parking pass in the front windshield to avoid getting ticketed.’