Definition of windage in English:

windage

noun

  • 1The air resistance of a moving object, such as a vessel or a rotating machine part, or the force of the wind on a stationary object.

    • ‘Efficiency is the result of many factors, including airflow, combustion, and parasitic losses such as friction and windage.’
    • ‘The windage of many oscillating halyards is infinitely greater than that of a single rigid one.’
    • ‘To reduce windage, powerboat owners should lower antennas and outriggers.’
    • ‘Accommodations add weight and the raised foredeck adds windage, both of which make the Sport Cruiser a little slower than other 38 Fountain models.’
    • ‘Boaters took the news seriously, coming down in droves to get boats ready - decreasing windage, adding extra lines and chafe protection.’
    1. 1.1 The effect of the wind in deflecting a missile such as a bullet.
      • ‘They are fully adjustable for windage and elevation, and come complete with three sight apertures to match the needs of practically any shooting situation.’
      • ‘As supplied by the factory, the Crossfire comes with a detachable, ghost ring aperture rear sight that is adjustable for windage with the help of a screwdriver.’
      • ‘The front sight is an inverted ‘V’ dovetailed into an integral base at the muzzle and is adjustable for windage.’
      • ‘With that established you can determine bullet drop, windage correction, and your leads for moving targets with relative ease.’
      • ‘Adjust the scope for windage and elevation and shoot again.’

Pronunciation:

windage

/ˈwindij/