- the disturbance of air around a moving projectile
- the deflection of a projectile by the effects of the wind
- the degree of this
- in aiming a gun, the degree of adjustment of the wind gauge to compensate for such deflection
- the space between the inside wall of the barrel of a firearm and its projectile, to allow for the expansion of gas in firing, as measured by the difference in diameters of the bore and projectile
- the part of a ship's surface exposed to the wind
See windage in American Heritage Dictionary 4
a. The effect of wind on the course of a projectile.
b. The point or degree at which the wind gauge or sight of a rifle or gun must be set to compensate for the effect of the wind.
c. The difference in a given firearm between the diameter of the projectile fired and the diameter of the bore of the firearm.
- The disturbance of air caused by the passage of a fast-moving object, such as a railway train.
- Nautical The part of the surface of a ship exposed to the wind.
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