Definition of weatherstrip in English:


Pronunciation /ˈweT͟Hərˌstrip/ /ˈwɛðərˌstrɪp/


North American
  • A strip of rubber, metal, or other material used to seal the edges of a door or window against the cold.

    ‘Place weatherstrips full length along the top of the upper sash rail and along the bottom of the lower sash rail.’
    • ‘The easiest and most popular draft solution is self-sticking weatherstrip tape.’

transitive verbweatherstrips, weatherstripping, weatherstripped

[with object]North American
  • Apply a weatherstrip to (a door or window)

    ‘I felt guilty that I had not yet weatherstripped that window’
    • ‘Caulk and weatherstrip doors and windows that leak air.’
    • ‘By means of weatherstripping the windows, doors, windshield, trunk and other parts of your auto, you are not only making your car airtight and watertight but safer as well.’
    • ‘Now that we're ready to weatherstrip the windows, it is best to begin by discussing the different types of windows.’
    • ‘If you place the access outside, be sure it is insulated and weatherstripped against both the elements and intrusion by insects or small animals.’
    • ‘The door needs to be solid core wood or insulated metal, and very well weatherstripped.’
    • ‘Although weatherstripping your home doesn't sound like a dangerous way to spend a weekend, simple carelessness can lead to some potentially harmful situations.’
    • ‘You can usually seal these leaks by caulking or weatherstripping them.’
    • ‘If you weatherstrip and caulk in addition to insulating your home, you will reduce your energy bill considerably.’
    • ‘One of the quickest dollar-saving tasks you can do is caulk, seal, and weatherstrip all seams, cracks, and openings to the outside.’