Definition of Windage

1. Noun. The retarding force of air friction on a moving object.

Generic synonyms: Drag, Retarding Force

2. Noun. The space between the projectile of a smoothbore gun and the surface of the bore of the gun.
Generic synonyms: Diam, Diameter

3. Noun. Exposure to the wind (as the exposed part of a vessel's hull which is responsible for wind resistance).
Exact synonyms: Wind Exposure
Generic synonyms: Exposure

4. Noun. The deflection of a projectile resulting from the effects of wind.
Exact synonyms: Wind Deflection
Generic synonyms: Bending, Deflection, Deflexion

Definition of Windage

1. n. The difference between the diameter of the bore of a gun and that of the shot fired from it.

2. n. The difference between the diameter of the bore of a gun and that of the shot fired from it.

Definition of Windage

1. Noun. (automotive) Drag on the crankshaft caused by oil splashing out of the sump when rotating at high speeds. ¹

2. Noun. (context: ballistics) The difference in diameter between the bore of a firearm and the shot ¹

3. Noun. (context: ballistics) Horizontal adjustment of the sight of a firearm ¹

4. Noun. (medicine dated) A contusion caused by a projectile that does not enter the skin, due to either compressed air or a glancing blow ¹

5. Noun. (chiefly nautical) Exposure to the wind ¹

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Definition of Windage

1. the effect of the wind (air in natural motion) on a projectile [n -S]

Medical Definition of Windage

1. Internal injury with no surface lesion, caused by collision with the pressure of compressed air or with an object propelled by compressed air. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Windage

wind speed
wind storm
wind swell
wind tee
wind tunnel
wind tunnels
wind turbine
wind turbines
wind up
wind up one's bottoms
wind ups
wind vane
windage (current term)

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