A windbreaker is a thin outer coat designed to resist wind chill and light rain. It is usually of light construction, characteristically made of some type of glossy synthetic material and often incorporating an elastic waistband and zipper. It sometimes includes a hood.

The term "windbreaker", used primarily in North America and Japan, is actually a genericized trademark. The term "windcheater" is used in the United Kingdom and certain Commonwealth countries. It also refers to any glossy synthetic material used to make clothing.

The term "windbreaker pants" or "windpants" describes pants made out of a glossy synthetic material with an elastic around the waist.

It is also called 'Kagool' in the United Kingdomm.

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  • windbreaker — windbreaker; Windbreaker; …   English syllables

  • windbreaker — type of jacket to keep off the wind (originally a kind of leather shirt), 1918, from WIND (Cf. wind) (n.1) + agent noun from BREAK (Cf. break) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Windbreaker — ☆ Windbreaker [wind′brā΄kər ] trademark for a warm jacket of leather, wool, etc., having a closefitting elastic waistband and cuffs n. [often w ] such a jacket …   English World dictionary

  • Windbreaker — Eine Regenjacke ist eine leichte Jacke zum Schutz vor Regen. Sie besteht aus wasserdichtem oder wasserabweisendem Material. Regenjacken sind meistens mit einer Kapuze ausgestattet, die angeschnitten (außen bleibend) ist oder sich im Kragen der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Windbreaker — Wịnd|brea|ker […breɪkɐ ], der; s, [amerik. windbreaker®, zu engl. wind = Wind u. to break = (zer)brechen]: aus speziellen Materialien hergestellte Jacke, die vor Wind und Regen schützt: an kühlen, regnerischen Tagen geht er nicht ohne W. aus dem …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Windbreaker — [[t]wɪ̱ndbreɪkə(r)[/t]] Windbreakers N COUNT A Windbreaker is a warm casual jacket. [mainly AM, TRADEMARK] Syn: anorak …   English dictionary

  • Windbreaker — trademark used for a jacket made of wind resistant material …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Windbreaker — /wind bray keuhr/ Trademark. a brand name for a jacket of wind resistant material with close fitting elastic hip band and cuffs. * * * …   Universalium

  • windbreaker — noun A thin outer coat designed to resist wind chill and light rain. Syn: windcheater …   Wiktionary

  • windbreaker — wind|break|er [ wınd,breıkər ] noun count AMERICAN a WINDCHEATER …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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