[syn: windage, wind deflection]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Windage \Wind"age\, n. [From Wind air in motion.]
1. (Gun.) The difference between the diameter of the bore of
a gun and that of the shot fired from it.
2. The sudden compression of the air caused by a projectile
in passing close to another body.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the retarding force of air friction on a moving object
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) [syn: windage,
4: the deflection of a projectile resulting from the effects of
wind [syn: windage, wind deflection]