wind gauge


Definition of wind gauge

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 gauge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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