wind gauge

[ wind ]
/ wɪnd /

noun

a scale on the rear sight of a rifle by which the sight is adjusted to correct for windage.

Nearby words

  1. wind down,
  2. wind energy,
  3. wind erosion,
  4. wind farm,
  5. wind gap,
  6. wind generator,
  7. wind harp,
  8. wind in the willows,
  9. wind indicator,
  10. wind instrument

Origin of wind gauge

First recorded in 1645–55

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British Dictionary definitions for wind gauge

wind gauge

/ (wɪnd) /

noun

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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