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Noun: windfall  'win(d),fol
  1. Fruit that has fallen from the tree
     
  2. A sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money)
    "the demand for testing has created a windfall for those unregulated laboratories where boxes of specimen jars are processed like an assembly line";
    - boom, bonanza, gold rush, gravy, godsend, manna from heaven, bunce [Brit]

Derived forms: windfalls

Type of: edible fruit, happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent

Encyclopedia: Windfall, Indiana