Meaning of “windswept” in the English Dictionary

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"windswept" in British English

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windsweptadjective

uk /ˈwɪnd.swept/ us /ˈwɪnd.swept/

(of places) open to and not protected from strong winds, or (of people) having hair that is untidy because it has been blown in different directions by the wind:

We drove down to the windswept Atlantic coast of Portugal.
windswept hair

(Definition of “windswept” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"windswept" in American English

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windsweptadjective

us /ˈwɪndˌswept/

(of places) open to and not protected from strong winds:

We drove along the windswept coast of Big Sur in Southern California.

(Definition of “windswept” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)