Definition of windage in English:

windage

Syllabification: wind·age
Pronunciation: /ˈwindij
 
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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.
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  • 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.
  • The windage of many oscillating halyards is infinitely greater than that of a single rigid one.
1.1The effect of the wind in deflecting a missile such as a bullet.
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  • With that established you can determine bullet drop, windage correction, and your leads for moving targets with relative ease.
  • 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.

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