windage

[ UK /wˈɪndɪd‍ʒ/ ]
NOUN
  1. the deflection of a projectile resulting from the effects of wind
  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)
  4. the retarding force of air friction on a moving object
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How To Use windage In A Sentence

  • Boaters took the news seriously, coming down in droves to get boats ready - decreasing windage, adding extra lines and chafe protection.
  • The windage of many oscillating halyards is infinitely greater than that of a single rigid one.
  • One year I fell part way down an Idaho mountain banging the scope so hard that the windage cap was jammed onto the scope and had to be removed with pliers. Welcome Back Redfield Scopes
  • 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.
  • With that established you can determine bullet drop, windage correction, and your leads for moving targets with relative ease.
  • It turned out that this method could assure bearing in optimal windage condition in concrete working condition, accordingly achieve the longest service life.
  • Adjust the scope for windage and elevation and shoot again.
  • The disfigurement of market mechanism and the windage of fiscal and tax policy cause huge converse of value and tax burden between middle and west China and east China.
  • Efficiency is the result of many factors, including airflow, combustion, and parasitic losses such as friction and windage.
  • To reduce windage, powerboat owners should lower antennas and outriggers.
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