wind gauge

[wind]
noun
2.
a scale on the rear sight of a rifle by which the sight is adjusted to correct for windage.

Origin:
1645–55

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To wind gauge
Collins
World English Dictionary
wind gauge (wɪnd)
 
n
1.  another name for anemometer
2.  a scale on a gun sight indicating the amount of deflection necessary to allow for windage
3.  music a device for measuring the wind pressure in the bellows of an organ

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
Use a wind gauge to determine precise wind speed before making outdoor spray applications.
The wind velocity where there is installed a suitable wind gauge.
For purposes of deciding whether to spray and for record-keeping, carry a wind gauge in the spray unit to determine wind speed.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature