- a scale on the rear sight of a rifle by which the sight is adjusted to correct for windage.
Origin of wind gauge
Examples from the Web for wind gauge
Historical Examples of 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