Definition of wind gauge in US English:

wind gauge


  • 1An anemometer.

    • ‘The next day he was told a faulty wind gauge had invalidated his time.’
    • ‘She finished second in the race overall in a time of 12.5 seconds - but her record may not be ratified because the wind gauge was not working.’
    • ‘A wind gauge is required on top of the Rock with a dial that all can read at the bottom.’
    • ‘And we have wind gauges that tell us of 45 miles an hour tropical storm force.’
    • ‘His outdoor best at the AAA Champs would also have been a national record but for the lack of a functioning wind gauge at Manchester.’
    • ‘Back on the bridge of Gemini Storm, George and I watched as the digital wind gauge increased to 14 knots.’
    • ‘Juneau residents tell you with glee that when meteorologists decided to measure the strength of the Taku, the wind gauges they erected were blown away.’
    1. 1.1 An apparatus attached to the sights of a gun enabling allowance to be made for the wind in shooting.
      • ‘The gunner's 1A43 day FCS comprises: 1G46 day sight/rangefinder with missile guidance channel, 2E42-4 armament stabiliser, 1V528 ballistic computer and DVE-BS wind gauge.’


wind gauge

/ˈwɪn(d) ˌɡeɪdʒ//ˈwin(d) ˌɡāj/