wind gauge

noun
a gauge for recording the speed and direction of wind
Syn: ↑anemometer, ↑wind gage
Derivationally related forms: ↑anemometric (for: ↑anemometer), ↑anemometrical (for: ↑anemometer)
Hypernyms: ↑gauge, ↑gage

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noun
1. : an instrument used (as in target firing) to determine and sometimes record the force and direction of the wind : anemometer
2. : a graduated scale on the rear sight of a small-arms rifle by which the sight can be adjusted to correct the deviation of the bullet due to a wind component perpendicular to the line of fire
3. : a device on a pipe organ for measuring and indicating the amount of wind pressure

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/wind/
1. anemometer.
2. a scale on the rear sight of a rifle by which the sight is adjusted to correct for windage.
[1645-55]

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wind gauge noun
1. An instrument for measuring the velocity of the wind
2. A gauge for measuring pressure of wind in an organ
3. An appliance fixed to a rifle by means of which the force of the wind is ascertained so that allowance may be made for it in sighting
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Main Entry:wind

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wind gauge «wihnd»,
= anemometer. (Cf.anemometer)

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[wind]
n. an anemometer
an apparatus attached to the sights of a gun enabling allowance to be made for the wind in shooting

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wind gauge 7 [wind gauge] [ˈwɪnd ɡeɪdʒ] [ˈwɪnd ɡeɪdʒ] noun

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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