wind gauge

[ wind ]
/ wɪnd /


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for wind gauge

wind gauge
/ (wɪnd) /


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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