Plural: windblows

1. A single movement of the air; windblast.

2. Something caused by the air stream, such as: the uprooting of trees by wind, or a deposit of windblown sand, etc∙.


Pertaining to, or caused by, one blow or more blows of the wind.


We can easily observe the inglenook or its ashpit and verify the windblow hypothesis directly. (Context: Dr∙ Barton with his aides speculate whether howling sounds in the investigated house may be caused by blows of the wind into the chimney. Source: J∙ Okram - The Mystery of the Rammed Key.)

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