windshield wiper

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windshield wiper (plural windshield wipers)

  1. (automotive, US, Canada) a device used to clear rain and dirt from a windshield; normally a pivoting arm with a rubber blade
    • 2012 February 23, John Branch, “Snow Fall : The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek”, in New York Time[1]:
      Using her hands like windshield wipers, she tried to flick snow away from her mouth. When she clawed at her chest and neck, the crumbs maddeningly slid back onto her face. She grew claustrophobic.