Definition of windbreak in English:

windbreak

noun

  • A thing, such as a row of trees or a fence, wall, or screen, that provides shelter or protection from the wind.

    • ‘Add ornamental grasses, shrubs, trees and vine-covered arbors to act as windbreaks, rain shelters and sleeping quarters.’
    • ‘In an exposed garden, it is worth putting up a temporary windbreak to protect the cuttings from drying winds.’
    • ‘It's also a good time to modify the microclimates where you can - by planting hedges for windbreaks or trees for shade - or to move struggling plants from an unfavorable area to a better one.’
    • ‘But as you rise, the air becomes cooler and you find yourself in hanging river valleys where the mountains widen into a cascade of terraces with groves of orange and citrus trees protected by windbreaks of cypress.’
    • ‘The foresters can also recommend suitable trees for windbreaks in your area.’
    • ‘Evergreen trees have dense green foliage that suits them for planting as privacy screens, windbreaks or backdrops for flowering trees and shrubs.’
    • ‘The detrimental effects of wind on vines are described under wind stress; installing windbreaks can provide a solution.’
    • ‘They can act as a windbreak, screen unsightly areas, and provide shade where needed.’
    • ‘By providing a windbreak, trees (especially evergreens) also help reduce individual heating bills by up to 30 percent.’
    • ‘This section of fence is not entirely solid - we're hoping it will act as a windbreak, softening the wind rather than blocking it completely and causing turbulence on the garden side.’
    • ‘Everywhere I looked there were families sheltering together behind windbreaks, sharing picnics.’
    • ‘Use a windbreak to protect unclad limbs from chronic goosepimpling and to stake out your territory so that other families don't stray too close.’
    • ‘He said the tin sheets are a temporary windbreak to shelter new fir tree saplings, planted to replace trees mysteriously felled a few weeks ago.’
    • ‘Trees that can be used as windbreaks are Casuarina equistifolia, Greillea robusta, Artocarpus hirsute, Eucalyptus, Acacia auriculiformis and Carissa carandus.’
    • ‘We also had to deal with terrifically dry easterly winds, so building windbreaks and planting hedges were a top priority.’
    • ‘These cedar louvers are also sun shades and windbreaks, and they provide the gardens with visual privacy.’
    • ‘The house was on the flat ground and was surrounded by a windbreak of trees.’
    • ‘Along with the hardwood trees and windbreaks, Bari and Lou have planted an orchard, constructed a nursery and greenhouse, and started preparing four acres for annual market crops.’
    • ‘An example is the microclimate produced by screening with tall evergreens to provide a windbreak or shade.’
    • ‘Greg passed on snow survival techniques, which include digging trenches to create windbreaks and making snow caves for overnight shelter if you become stranded.’
    barrier, paling, railing, rail, bar, hurdle, enclosure
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Pronunciation

windbreak

/ˈwɪn(d)breɪk/