• WordNet 3.6
    • n windbreak hedge or fence of trees designed to lessen the force of the wind and reduce erosion
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  • H.G. Wells
    “Mankind which began in a cave and behind a windbreak will end in the disease-soaked ruins of a slum.”


In literature:

Windbreaks also help the garden grow in winter by increasing temperature.
"Gardening Without Irrigation: or without much, anyway" by Steve Solomon
I could also clearly see the gap in this windbreak through which I must reach the open.
"Over Prairie Trails" by Frederick Philip Grove
The farm forest also serves as a good windbreak for the farm buildings.
"The School Book of Forestry" by Charles Lathrop Pack
When we got down to the sand dunes there were windbreaks, 10 or 15 ft. high, made of closely planted pines cut flat at the top.
"The Foundations of Japan" by J.W. Robertson Scott
Dawn was just breaking when Lawler dropped from Red King at the windbreak near the line cabin.
"The Trail Horde" by Charles Alden Seltzer
The planting of windbreaks and shelter belts around dwellings and fields is of prime importance to the settler in an open country.
"Practical Forestry in the Pacific Northwest" by Edward Tyson Allen
It grows rapidly, and is planted for windbreaks.
"A Truthful Woman in Southern California" by Kate Sanborn
They may serve as a windbreak to prevent the drifting of sand.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the" by Various
Who ever hunted ducks from a canoe, dressed in windbreakers and hightopped boots?
"Highways in Hiding" by George Oliver Smith
Four men took up places behind the row of windbreaks beyond the first row of cabins.
"Image of the Gods" by Alan Edward Nourse

In news:

The Z-shaped layout of the pavilions serves not only to create windbreaks that shield border-control agents from harsh weather, but also to increase visibility of the vehicle checkpoints.
She was careful to say the trees must be used for conservation: windbreaks, shade breaks, erosion control, wildlife habitat and sustenance.
One IndustriesThe One Industries Remedy windbreaker shown in Dusty (left) and Black.
Bret Bielema told me before the Badgers left Madison that even though he has a lucky red windbreaker he wears every game day, he may have a variation for Rose Bowl Saturday.
Since the early 1950s, many Kansas landowners have removed their field windbreaks.
"I wish we would have planted them when we first moved there," says David Leroy about the home and livestock windbreaks they planted in 1992.
David and Leslie Leroy, rural Great Bend, are the 2008 Barton County Windbreak Award winners.
She dressed up for a date, and one time the guy wore WINDBREAKERS .
Ralph Lauren Childrenswear Boys' Windbreaker Jacket.
Consider windbreaks to shelter livestock.
For as attractive as they are in a windbreak or landscape, spruce and pine trees aren't well adapted to Kansas and other areas.
Time to break out the windbreakers, heavy comforters and your "fat" jeans.
BOB'S BURGERS: "Mutiny on the Windbreaker" #1.
In addition, the animals must have access to shelter, housing, or windbreaks that provide adequate protection from the elements.
Be cautious of unprotected open areas—you can create windbreaks with planted trellises on balconies or rows of shrubs near patios .