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wind deflection


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wind deflection the deflection of a projectile resulting from the effects of wind
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In literature:

Here he deflected toward the mountains, taking the zigzag path that ran like a winding thread among the rocks as it mounted.
"Mavericks" by William MacLeod Raine
The course had been deflected in response to the change of wind.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
Upon the southern coast of Africa the S. E. trade is deflected, and blows in as a S. W. wind.
"The Philosophy of the Weather" by Thomas Belden Butler
It is ordinarily better to break the force of the winds than to stop or deflect them.
"The Practical Garden-Book" by C. E. Hunn
Perturbation caught me like a whiff of wind as I saw Larry Strangways deflect from his course across the lawn and come in my direction.
"The High Heart" by Basil King
The wind, striking this top from any direction, is deflected so as to cause a draft.
"Scientific American, Vol. XXXVII.--No. 2. [New Series.], July 14, 1877" by Various
You know that the south-east trade wind does not blow home on this coast, but is deflected and becomes a north-east wind.
"A Desperate Voyage" by Edward Frederick Knight
Thus we see that in 130 yards the most roughly-marked ball in a cross wind is deflected twelve yards.
"The Soul of Golf" by Percy Adolphus Vaile