Meaning of breakwind in English:


Pronunciation /ˈbreɪkwɪnd/


Australian, New Zealand
  • A windbreak.

    ‘They also used to assist me in making a breakwind whenever they shifted camp.’
    • ‘They build up breakwinds on the island, beachline and land.’
    • ‘The proprietor cut it into strips and squares by open ditching, breaking the concrete bottom, and planted belts of Scotch fir and other trees as breakwinds across the prevailing winds.’
    • ‘Their huts were constructed of a few bushes of greasewood, piled up as a sort of breakwind, in which they huddled in their filthy skins.’
    • ‘The first thing I saw was the breakwind I had slept under.’