Definitions for: Windage


[n] the deflection of a projectile resulting from the effects of wind
[n] exposure to the wind (as the exposed part of a vessel's hull which is responsible for wind resistance)
[n] bore-to-projectile difference in diameter
[n] the retarding force of air friction on a moving object



Webster (1913) Definition: Wind"age, n. [From Wind air in motion.]
1. (Gun.) The difference between the diameter of the bore of
a gun and that of the shot fired from it.

2. The sudden compression of the air caused by a projectile
in passing close to another body.

Synonyms: wind deflection, wind exposure

See Also: bending, deflection, deflexion, diam, diameter, drag, exposure, retarding force

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