One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A strip of rubber, metal, or other material used to seal the edges of a door or window against rain and wind.
- ‘The easiest and most popular draft solution is self-sticking weatherstrip tape.’
- ‘Place weatherstrips full length along the top of the upper sash rail and along the bottom of the lower sash rail.’
verb[with object]North American
Apply a weatherstrip to (a door or window)‘I felt guilty that I had not yet weatherstripped that window’
- ‘The door needs to be solid core wood or insulated metal, and very well weatherstripped.’
- ‘By means of weatherstripping the windows, doors, windshield, trunk and other parts of your auto, you are not only making your car airtight and watertight but safer as well.’
- ‘One of the quickest dollar-saving tasks you can do is caulk, seal, and weatherstrip all seams, cracks, and openings to the outside.’
- ‘Although weatherstripping your home doesn't sound like a dangerous way to spend a weekend, simple carelessness can lead to some potentially harmful situations.’
- ‘Caulk and weatherstrip doors and windows that leak air.’
- ‘You can usually seal these leaks by caulking or weatherstripping them.’
- ‘If you weatherstrip and caulk in addition to insulating your home, you will reduce your energy bill considerably.’
- ‘If you place the access outside, be sure it is insulated and weatherstripped against both the elements and intrusion by insects or small animals.’
- ‘Now that we're ready to weatherstrip the windows, it is best to begin by discussing the different types of windows.’
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