[ US /ˈwɪndˌfɔɫ/ ]
[ UK /wˈɪndfɔːl/ ]
  1. fruit that has fallen from the tree
  2. a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money)
    the demand for testing has created a boom for those unregulated laboratories where boxes of specimen jars are processed like an assembly line
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How To Use windfall In A Sentence

  • Some of you may get a windfall: property or a vehicle from parents or close relatives.
  • The inequity of allowing windfall profits to be appropriated by private landholders can thus be demonstrated more clearly than in George's day.
  • You could make a windfall profit - or you might suffer an exchange-rate loss if you encash those assets when the valuation currency is weak against your base currency.
  • A windfall profits tax is exactly how it sounds; it is a higher tax rate on profits that ensue from a sudden windfall gain to a particular company. Ah, gerrymandering. | RedState
  • (In fact, a 90 percent windfall profit tax on the bailout-created profits of the 19 largest banks would be the ideal way to promote a robust caulker jobs program.) Les Leopold: Clinton's Cash for Caulkers? Not enough Economic Insulation
  • While Texas is a community property state, it seems to recognize the fact that anything more than a short term rehabilitative support order is a windfall. Fred Silberberg: Alimony Reform
  • If the above seems to create an "unfair" windfall for stockholders or short term diminution of tax revenues, raise the capital gains rates. Al Checchi: Government's Travels
  • The tax rebate is a Barmecidal windfall, coming as it does in the wake of new hidden taxes on consumer goods and services. Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day
  • An annual windfall of up to £83m could be ring-fenced to create an improved business environment, through better roads, streetscapes, traffic control, and offering a better service for tourists.
  • In fact, many Senators themselves are likely to reap enormous windfalls.
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