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windbreak

a fence, line of trees, etc., serving as a protection from the wind by breaking its force

Windbreak

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. Windbreaks around a home can reduce the cost of heating and cooling and save energy. Windbreaks are also planted to help keep snow from drifting onto roadways and even yards. Other benefits include providing habitat for wildlife, and in some regions the trees are harvested for wood products.

Windbreak

 

a forest strip 20-30 m wide, intended to protect the forest against windfall. A windbreak consists chiefly of leaf-bearing trees that have a deep root system and are capable of developing a dense crown; it is arranged perpendicular to the prevailing winds. A windbreak is shaped by intensive thinning out of young trees to promote the formation of a dense, branched crown capable of withstanding gusts of wind. Leaf-bearing shrubs are planted between the trees.

windbreak

[′win‚brāk]
(engineering)
Any device designed to obstruct wind flow and intended for protection against any ill effects of wind.

windbreak

A dense growth of trees, fence, wall or the like, which provides protection against the wind, esp. to gardens and buildings.
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I figured any grouse ahead of us was likely hiding just inside the edge of the windbreak to our left, or perhaps right along the outside edge in the grass, waiting to see what might unfold before flushing.
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The cane windbreak is yet another example of the creativity and resilience of Native American people in adapting to a challenging environment.
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However, if you don't want to trap cold air, thin the existing windbreak to open up its base.
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Bucket and spade to the west, picnic basket to the east and the windbreak dead ahead for cover.
A properly planted and maintained windbreak is a long term investment that benefits your heating and cooling bill as well as wildlife and livestock.
They're great to grow if you want to create a windbreak at the back or side of your vegetable patch, as they grow up to 3m (10ft) high, which will provide you with some privacy in summer.
This encloses a generous area of water and is protected by the curved embrace of a windbreak.
The Arizona cypress (Cupressus arizonica) is a classic, attractive and reliable choice for a windbreak tree.