The thick, protective glass at the front of a car is its windshield. If it's hard to see clearly when you're driving, you may need new glasses — or it might just be time to clean the windshield.

The word windshield is the North American version of what Brits call the windscreen. Whether you're traveling in a bus, airplane, or taxi, there's a windshield protecting you and the driver (or pilot) from flying debris. Modern windshields are made of extremely strong, shatter-proof glass. When rain falls, pouring against the windshield, be sure to turn on the windshield wipers!

Definitions of windshield
  1. noun
    transparent screen (as of glass) to protect occupants of a vehicle
    synonyms: windscreen
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    type of:
    a protective covering consisting of netting; can be mounted in a frame
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