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windage

[ win-dij ]
/ ˈwɪn dɪdʒ /
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noun
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Origin of windage

First recorded in 1700–10; wind1 + -age
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How to use windage in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for windage

windage
/ (ˈwɪndɪdʒ) /

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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