Definition of windscreen wiper in English:

windscreen wiper

(North American windshield wiper)

noun

  • A power-operated device for keeping a windscreen clear of rain, typically with a rubber blade on an arm that moves in an arc.

    • ‘If you come up with an idea for a new windshield wiper and it gets implemented by an automaker and before you know it millions of cars around the world are using it, that's a very powerful experience.’
    • ‘It is enormously annoying to return to your car after shopping to find a parking ticket under the windscreen wiper.’
    • ‘Sgt Paul Walsh, of Salford Traffic Unit, said: ‘A windscreen wiper was found from the vehicle which would have had other damage.’’
    • ‘Under my windshield wiper was another gray envelope.’
    • ‘The only other unpleasant noise entering the cabin was the windscreen wiper motor.’
    • ‘I even have a working windscreen wiper now, although that was more to do with driving the car around to mum's and drinking tea while Andrew screwed on a new one.’
    • ‘He noted a leaking shock absorber, a broken exhaust front pipe bracket, a broken rear light, a broken rear brake light and a ripped windscreen wiper.’
    • ‘This woman had a friend hook up a power pack from an electric fence to the windshield wiper.’
    • ‘To set the parking brake, slide over to the passenger seat, roll down your window, and feel behind the windshield wiper until you notice a barely detectable, curved bump.’
    • ‘A cleric parks his car in a no-parking zone and places a note under the windshield wiper, explaining: ‘I have circled the block 10 times.’’
    • ‘Apparently, the windshield wiper has broken, and district policy is that you can't be on a bus when the wiper is broken while it is raining.’
    • ‘It seems no road in the borough is free from double yellow lines, controlled parking zones and the danger of discovering a penalty notice tucked in your windscreen wiper demanding £40.’
    • ‘A car windscreen wiper motor operated the panel and a button under the pilot's seat activated the cameras.’
    • ‘There were no long objects inside the car, so in the end I took off one of the windscreen wiper blades, launched myself into the back of the car, grunting and swearing, poking the wiper around until I finally flipped up the lock.’
    • ‘Tucked beneath her windshield wiper was a note.’
    • ‘One, with excellent timing, slipped his card under the windscreen wiper of my parked car a few days ago.’
    • ‘He left a note on his car to explain this but returned to find a parking inspector's yellow calling card underneath his windscreen wiper and, to add insult to injury, placed over the note.’
    • ‘The windscreen wiper is speed sensitive in the intermittent position, which is a bright idea, and it also has a de-icer.’
    • ‘The windscreen wiper had to be turned to maximum speed as we exited the cathedral green.’
    • ‘‘Both wing mirrors and aerial were ripped out and they tried to get the rear windscreen wiper off,’ said Mr Farley, of Wick Road in Old Heath, Colchester.’

Pronunciation

windscreen wiper