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breakwind

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Definition of breakwind in English:

noun

Australian /NZ
A windbreak.
Example sentences
  • 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.

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