wind shake

  1. Also called anemosis. a flaw in wood supposed to be caused by the action of strong winds upon the trunk of the tree.
  2. such flaws collectively.

Origin of wind shake

First recorded in 1535–45
Also called cup shake. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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wind shake

  1. a crack between the annual rings in wood: caused by strong winds bending the tree trunk
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