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Windage   Listen
Windage  n.  
(Gun.) The difference between the diameter of the bore of a gun and that of the shot fired from it.
The sudden compression of the air caused by a projectile in passing close to another body.

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"Windage" Quotes from Famous Books

... toss their hooks and bait over the rail from shelter and slowly to pay the lines out as the slight windage of the Elsinore's hull, spars, and rigging drifted her through the water. When a bird was hooked they hauled in the line, still from shelter, till it was alongside. This was the ticklish moment. The hook, merely a hollow and acute-angled triangle of sheet-copper floating on a piece of ...
— The Mutiny of the Elsinore • Jack London

Words linked to "Windage" :   bending, drag, deflexion, deflection, retarding force, diameter, exposure, wind exposure

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