Etymology
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windbreaker (n.)

type of jacket to keep off the wind (originally a kind of leather shirt), 1918, from wind (n.1) + agent noun from break (v.).

updated on September 18, 2012

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Definitions of windbreaker from WordNet

windbreaker (n.)
a kind of heavy jacket (`windcheater' is a British term);
Synonyms: parka / windcheater / anorak
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