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Noun: windage  win-dij
  1. The retarding force of air friction on a moving object
  2. The space between the projectile of a smoothbore gun and the surface of the bore of the gun
  3. Exposure to the wind (as the exposed part of a vessel's hull which is responsible for wind resistance)
    - wind exposure
  4. The deflection of a projectile resulting from the effects of wind
    - wind deflection

Derived forms: windages

Type of: bending, deflection, deflexion [Brit], diam, diameter, drag, exposure, retarding force

Encyclopedia: Windage