windage

[win-dij]
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noun


Nearby words

  1. wind-screen,
  2. wind-shaken,
  3. wind-sucking,
  4. wind-swept,
  5. windable,
  6. windaus,
  7. windaus, adolf,
  8. windbag,
  9. windbaggery,
  10. windbill

Origin of windage

First recorded in 1700–10; wind1 + -age

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British Dictionary definitions for windage

windage

noun

  1. a deflection of a projectile as a result of the effect of the wind
  2. the degree of such deflection
  3. the extent to which it is necessary to adjust the wind gauge of a gun sight in order to compensate for such deflection
the difference between a firearm's bore and the diameter of its projectile
nautical the exposed part of the hull of a vessel responsible for wind resistance
the retarding force upon a rotating machine resulting from the drag of the air
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