- a scale on the rear sight of a rifle by which the sight is adjusted to correct for windage.
Origin of wind gauge
First recorded in 1645–55
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Examples from the Web for wind gauge
And—bless me, you've no inflater, or glasses—not even a wind-gauge!Mr. Punch's Golf Stories
The Dutch, who had the wind-gauge, found the hostile squadrons separated from one another.History of Holland
Doubtless in the near future there will be a rear elevating and wind-gauge sight for pistols and revolvers.
Lateral sliding-bars or wind-gauge may be used on rear open sight, also any elevating front or rear open sight.
No wind-gauge will help us to the science of its storms, no lead-line sound for us the depth of its divine and terrible serenity.A Study of Shakespeare
Algernon Charles Swinburne
- another name for anemometer (def. 1)
- a scale on a gun sight indicating the amount of deflection necessary to allow for windage
- music a device for measuring the wind pressure in the bellows of an organ
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