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wind gauge

[wind] /wɪnd/
noun
2.
a scale on the rear sight of a rifle by which the sight is adjusted to correct for windage.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55
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  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for wind gauge

wind gauge

/wɪnd/
noun
1.
another name for anemometer (sense 1)
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
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