1An apple or other fruit blown down from a tree or bush by the wind.
- We ate fruit from the trees or windfalls without washing them and ate carrots pulled from the ground (after we'd dusted the dirt off with our none-too-clean hands).
- We filled the tub with ripe fruit, and tonight it will join our windfalls in an apple and blackberry crumble.
- Any windfalls make great apple pies and chutneys.
1.1A piece of unexpected good fortune, typically one that involves receiving a large amount of money: [as modifier]: windfall profits
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- In so doing, they will reap windfall profits from a property redevelopment scheme.
- A struggling cricket club has been given a new lease of life following an unexpected cash windfall.
- Striding ahead of the rest has landed a Lancaster theatre with a huge cash windfall.
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