Meaning of windscreen in English:


Pronunciation /ˈwɪn(d)skriːn/

Translate windscreen into Spanish


  • A glass screen at the front of a motor vehicle.

    North American term windshield

    ‘The light grey chalk dust sticks on motor vehicle windscreens and other shiny objects and does not easily come off.’
    • ‘By only using windscreens from leading glass manufacturers, Autoglass says it can focus on training its technicians to the highest standards.’
    • ‘The light standard for vehicle windscreens means front windows must allow 75 per cent of light through, while side windows must admit 70 per cent.’
    • ‘Several vehicles have had their windscreens broken and bodywork dented.’
    • ‘Private hire vehicles are now required to carry new, more visible licence plates on the rear of the vehicle, near and offside front doors and front and rear windscreens.’
    • ‘The windscreen is closer to horizontal than on the hatchback, and the rear overhang is longer.’
    • ‘As part of the new campaign, police will also be advising drivers who have small coloured red or blue lights in their front windscreens.’
    • ‘Trouble flared on Tuesday night when the front and rear windscreens were smashed.’
    • ‘The impact smashed the front windscreen and ruptured fuel pipes in the engine causing the car to become an inferno.’
    • ‘A gang threw a can of booze which smashed the front windscreen of a family's car.’
    • ‘Pupils on a school trip drove back from London in a damaged coach after a pheasant flew into the front windscreen.’
    • ‘Last week, we were driving along when a bird we hadn't seen before flew right past the front windscreen.’
    • ‘The concrete went through the back window and struck him on the shoulder and then hit the front windscreen.’
    • ‘Other cars in the Keith Thompson Centre car park, at Braithwaite, Keighley, had windscreens smashed and body work dented in the incident on Monday night.’
    • ‘This has led Autoglass to launch a campaign to encourage fleet managers to ensure that any chipped windscreens are repaired before they turn into cracks, saving a huge amount of time and money.’
    • ‘Motorists whose vehicles have tinted windscreens are being given three weeks to see the light - or face prosecution.’
    • ‘The new system is operated by a small display unit which is placed near the front windscreen of the car.’
    • ‘The windscreen and the bumper are the two main sources of injury in pedestrian crashes.’
    • ‘As well as windscreen repairs, Jeff can supply affordable windscreens and windscreen rubbers.’
    • ‘The vandals mainly broke off wing mirrors and damaged windscreens in the vehicles.’