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windscreen wiper

Brit an electrically operated blade with a rubber edge that wipes a windscreen clear of rain, snow, etc.
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According to the company, the windscreen wipers are likely to become inoperative.
The 'Flying Doctor', a trained Mercedes-Benz expert at the Mercedes-Benz Mobile Service Truck will be available to carry out a hands-on free 10 Point Vehicle Safety Check on engine oil, coolant fluid, brake and battery fluid levels as well as inspections on windscreen wipers, tires, brake pads and discs and visual checks of suspension components and diagnostic computer tests.
"I was trying to get my shopping in my car at Sklavenitis in Paphos last week and a group of men removed my windscreen wipers and would not put them back on.
The windscreen wiper Driving home from the 1908 FA Cup Final (where Newcastle United had lost to Wolverhampton Wanderers), photographer Gladstone Adams became frustrated at having to periodically stop his car to wipe snow from the windscreen.
"The driver said his windscreen wipers had packed in and he couldn't see a thing so it wouldn't be safe to carry on."
1921: The first British patent for windscreen wipers was registered by Mills Munitions of Birmingham.
Formula 1 racing car constructor McLaren has revealed that this system can lead to a total wipe-out of windscreen wipers on new cars, the Daily Express reported.
Taking just a "Minute Or Two", the 10-step checklist takes owners through a series of quick-and-easy checks, from headlights and tyres to windscreen wipers and fluid levels.
The free Bosch wipers initiative urges drivers to consider the road safety implications of poor visibility and raises awareness of the essential role windscreen wipers play in allowing drivers to maintain good visibility.
A Vietnamese traffic police officer has been taken on a hair-raising ride in Hanoi, clinging to the windscreen wipers of a moving bus for nearly a kilometre.
An advisory notice was also served on one garage in relation to the fact the indicators and windscreen wipers on a car were not working correctly.
WINDSCREEN wipers will do a better job if they are cleaned regularly.