Windage definition

wĭndĭj
The disturbance of air caused by the passage of a fast-moving object, such as a railway train.
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(nautical) The part of the surface of a ship exposed to the wind.
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The effect of wind on the course of a projectile.
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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.
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The difference in a given firearm between the diameter of the projectile fired and the diameter of the bore of the firearm.
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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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The deflection of a projectile by the effects of the wind.
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The degree of this.
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In aiming a gun, the degree of adjustment of the wind gauge to compensate for such deflection.
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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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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
windage
Plural:
windages

Origin of windage

  • wind +"Ž -age

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