Windage meaning

wĭn'dĭj
The disturbance of air caused by the passage of a fast-moving object, such as a railway train.
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The part of the surface of a ship exposed to the wind.
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The disturbance of air around a moving projectile.
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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.
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The part of a plane's or ship's surface subject to aerodynamic forces.
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(automotive) Drag on the crankshaft caused by oil splashing out of the sump when rotating at high speeds.
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(ballistics) The difference in diameter between the bore of a firearm and the shot.
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(ballistics) Horizontal adjustment of the sight of a firearm.
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(medicine, dated) A contusion caused by a projectile that does not enter the skin, due to either compressed air or a glancing blow.
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(chiefly nautical) Exposure to the wind.
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Origin of windage

  • wind +"Ž -age
    From Wiktionary