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ˈwɪndˌbreɪ kərwind·break·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. parka, windbreaker, windcheater, anoraknoun

    a kind of heavy jacket (`windcheater' is a British term)

Wiktionary

  1. windbreakernoun

    A thin outer coat designed to resist wind chill and light rain.

  2. Etymology: wind + breaker

Wikipedia

  1. Windbreaker

    A windbreaker, or a windcheater, is a thin fabric jacket designed to resist wind chill and light rain, making it a lighter version of the jacket. It is usually of lightweight construction and characteristically made of a synthetic material. A windbreaker often uses elastic waistbands, and/or armbands, and a zipper to allow adjustments for the current weather conditions. Regular jackets, coats, etc. may include a type of windbreaker as an interlining that can be removed when desired. Windbreakers sometimes include a hood that may be removable and/or stowable. Many windbreakers may also include large pockets on the inside or the outside which allows belongings to be covered from weather such as light wind or rain as mentioned above. Windbreakers may offer light to moderate insulating protection, more so than a sweater, but less than an overcoat.Windbreakers are primarily worn during the warmer seasons when wind or rain are expected, or as part of a layering strategy during colder seasons. Brightly colored windbreakers may also be worn by runners as protection from the weather, and as a reflective garment used for safety. A 2012 study demonstrated that adding windbreaker pants and jackets offer a lightweight but effective means of delaying hypothermia if the user is outside walking and encounters unexpected low temperatures.

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  1. windbreaker

    A windbreaker is a lightweight jacket typically made from synthetic material, designed to resist wind chill and light rainfall, often making it suitable for outdoor activities.

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  1. Windbreaker

    A windbreaker is a thin outer coat designed to resist wind chill and light rain, a lighter version of a jacket. It is usually of light construction, and these days characteristically made of some type of synthetic material. They often incorporate elastic waistbands or armbands and zipper to allow it to be accommodated to the current weather conditions. It sometimes includes a hood. The term “windbreaker”, used primarily in North America and Japan, is actually a genericized trademark, originally used by the John Rissman company of Chicago for its gabardine jackets. The term "windcheater” is used in the United Kingdom and certain Commonwealth countries, and is becoming more popular elsewhere. It also refers to any glossy synthetic material used to make clothing. Windcheater tops are also commonly known as cagoules in the United Kingdom. However, the term "windcheater" precedes the term "windbreaker" and was originally used to describe a sort of garment that was more akin to a pull-over anorak than a modern windbreaker. Unlike windbreakers, which are waist-length and quilted, windcheaters tend to extend up to the thighs and lack quilting or net linings. The term "windcheater pants" describes pants made out of synthetic material with an elastic around the waist. They are usually light and serve to shield the wearer from wind, and sometimes also mud and water. Windpants are almost always made out of polyester or nylon. They are also sometimes worn as an outside layer on top of other clothing, and often have zippers on each ankle so that they can be pulled over footwear. Some windpants have zippers that run the full length of the leg so the pants can be simply unzipped entirely.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of windbreaker in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of windbreaker in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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