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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.
2. The disturbance of air caused by the passage of a fast-moving object, such as a railway train.
3. Nautical The part of the surface of a ship exposed to the wind.


1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery)
a. a deflection of a projectile as a result of the effect of the wind
b. the degree of such deflection
c. the extent to which it is necessary to adjust the wind gauge of a gun sight in order to compensate for such deflection
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) the difference between a firearm's bore and the diameter of its projectile
3. (Nautical Terms) nautical the exposed part of the hull of a vessel responsible for wind resistance
4. (Mechanical Engineering) the retarding force upon a rotating machine resulting from the drag of the air


(ˈwɪn dɪdʒ)

1. the influence of the wind in deflecting a missile.
2. the amount of such deflection.
3. the degree to which a gunsight must be adjusted to correct for windage.
4. the difference between the diameter of a projectile and that of the gun bore, to allow for the escape of gas and the prevention of friction.
5. that portion of a ship's surface upon which the wind acts.
6. friction between a rotor and the air within its casing, as in an electric generator.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.windage - the retarding force of air friction on a moving object
drag, retarding force - the phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid
2.windage - the space between the projectile of a smoothbore gun and the surface of the bore of the gun
diam, diameter - the length of a straight line passing through the center of a circle and connecting two points on the circumference
3.windage - exposure to the wind (as the exposed part of a vessel's hull which is responsible for wind resistance)
exposure - vulnerability to the elements; to the action of heat or cold or wind or rain; "exposure to the weather" or "they died from exposure";
4.windage - the deflection of a projectile resulting from the effects of wind
bending, deflexion, deflection - the property of being bent or deflected
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