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wind gauge

[wind]
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noun
  1. anemometer.
  2. a scale on the rear sight of a rifle by which the sight is adjusted to correct for windage.
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Origin of wind gauge

First recorded in 1645–55
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Examples from the Web for wind gauge

Historical Examples

  • And—bless me, you've no inflater, or glasses—not even a wind-gauge!

    Mr. Punch's Golf Stories

    Various

  • The Dutch, who had the wind-gauge, found the hostile squadrons separated from one another.

    History of Holland

    George Edmundson

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for wind gauge

wind gauge

noun
  1. another name for anemometer (def. 1)
  2. a scale on a gun sight indicating the amount of deflection necessary to allow for windage
  3. music a device for measuring the wind pressure in the bellows of an organ
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