Examples from the Web for windfall
It generates tragedy, violence, and a windfall for undertakers.Why Mexicans Are Enraged by Obama’s Big Tuesday Meeting|Ruben Navarrette Jr.|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
With some areas, the differences are stark in terms of where this windfall lands.
Is this ignorant and sanitized speech truly a windfall for feminism?Lana Del Rey and the Fault in Our ‘Feminist’ Stars|Amy Zimmerman|June 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Vatican reinvested about 60% of its windfall in government bonds.
But then I learned about “glitching,” the exploitation of programming bugs that can provide a windfall of GTA money.
Suddenly he halted and shrank into the shelter of a windfall.Connie Morgan in the Lumber Camps|James B. Hendryx
But, at any rate, the news of Pincher's windfall was blurted far and wide, and his reputation rose accordingly.Pincher Martin, O.D.|H. Taprell Dorling
The man who gets a windfall spends his days watching the wind.The Call of the Twentieth Century|David Starr Jordan
Drew laughed and began sharing the windfall with the scouts.Ride Proud, Rebel!|Andre Alice Norton
Bear-dens, Gougou was informed, might be found where there was a windfall.The Cursed Patois|Mary Hartwell Catherwood
British Dictionary definitions for windfall
Word Origin and History for windfall
mid-15c., from wind (n.) + fall (n.1). Originally literal, in reference to wood or fruit blown down by the wind, and thus free to all. Figurative sense of "unexpected acquisition" is recorded from 1540s.
Culture definitions for windfall
An unexpected profit from a business or other source. The term connotes gaining huge profits without working for them — for example, when oil companies profit from a temporary scarcity of oil.