windbreak
noun Date: 1861 a growth of trees or shrubs serving to break the force of wind; broadly a shelter (as a fence) from the wind

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • windbreak — (n.) also wind break, row of trees, etc., to break the force of the wind, 1861, American English, from WIND (Cf. wind) (n.1) + BREAK (Cf. break) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • windbreak — ► NOUN ▪ a row of trees, wall, or screen providing shelter from the wind …   English terms dictionary

  • windbreak — ☆ windbreak [wind′brāk΄ ] n. a hedge, fence, or row of trees that serves as a protection from wind …   English World dictionary

  • windbreak — UK [ˈwɪndˌbreɪk] / US noun [countable] Word forms windbreak : singular windbreak plural windbreaks a) something such as a line of trees or a fence that protects you from the wind b) an arrangement of cloth and poles used on a beach for this… …   English dictionary

  • Windbreak — A windbreak or shelterbelt is a plantation usually made up of one or more rows of trees or shrubs planted in such a manner as to provide shelter from the wind and to protect soil from erosion. They are commonly planted around the edges of fields… …   Wikipedia

  • windbreak — [[t]wɪ̱ndbreɪk[/t]] windbreaks N COUNT A windbreak is something such as a line of trees or a fence which gives protection against the wind …   English dictionary

  • windbreak — vėjalauža statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Stipraus vėjo nulaužtas medis. atitikmenys: angl. strombreaking tree; windbreak; windfallen wood vok. Windbrechen, n; Windbruch, m rus. бурелом, m; ветролом, m …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • windbreak — apsauginė juosta nuo vėjo statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Medžiais ir krūmais apsodinta vieta, sauganti sodybą, sodą ir kitus objektus nuo atšiauriaus vėjo. atitikmenys: angl. windbreak vok. Windschirm, m; Windschütz, m rus …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • windbreak — vėjavarta statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Vėjo su šaknimis išverstas medis. atitikmenys: angl. windbreak; windfall; windfallen tree vok. Windwenden, f; Windwurf, m rus. ветровал, m …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • windbreak — /wind brayk /, n. a growth of trees, a structure of boards, or the like, serving as a shelter from the wind. [1765 75; WIND1 + BREAK] * * * …   Universalium

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