wind shake
noun Date: 1545 a shake in timber attributed to high winds

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Wind shake — Wind Wind (w[i^]nd, in poetry and singing often w[imac]nd; 277), n. [AS. wind; akin to OS., OFries., D., & G. wind, OHG. wint, Dan. & Sw. vind, Icel. vindr, Goth winds, W. gwynt, L. ventus, Skr. v[=a]ta (cf. Gr. ah ths a blast, gale, ah^nai to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wind shake — n. a condition of timber in which there is separation of the concentric rings, supposedly due to strain from strong winds during growth wind shaken adj …   English World dictionary

  • wind shake — wind′ shake [[t]wɪnd[/t]] n. agr. a flaw in wood supposed to be caused by the action of strong winds upon the trunk of the tree • Etymology: 1535–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • wind shake — noun 1. : a shake in timber attributed to high winds pine free from knots, wind shakes, and other defects U.S. Daily 2. : a defective condition marked by wind shakes * * * /wind/ 1. Also called anemosis. a flaw in wood supposed to be caused by… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wind shake — /wind/ 1. Also called anemosis. a flaw in wood supposed to be caused by the action of strong winds upon the trunk of the tree. 2. such flaws collectively. Also called cup shake. [1535 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • wind shake — /ˈwɪnd ʃeɪk/ (say wind shayk) noun 1. a flaw in wood thought to be caused by the action of strong winds upon the trunk of the tree but perhaps initiated by other conditions such as bacterial infection or fire damage. 2. such flaws collectively …   Australian English dictionary

  • wind-shake — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wind — (w[i^]nd, in poetry and singing often w[imac]nd; 277), n. [AS. wind; akin to OS., OFries., D., & G. wind, OHG. wint, Dan. & Sw. vind, Icel. vindr, Goth winds, W. gwynt, L. ventus, Skr. v[=a]ta (cf. Gr. ah ths a blast, gale, ah^nai to breathe hard …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wind band — Wind Wind (w[i^]nd, in poetry and singing often w[imac]nd; 277), n. [AS. wind; akin to OS., OFries., D., & G. wind, OHG. wint, Dan. & Sw. vind, Icel. vindr, Goth winds, W. gwynt, L. ventus, Skr. v[=a]ta (cf. Gr. ah ths a blast, gale, ah^nai to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wind chest — Wind Wind (w[i^]nd, in poetry and singing often w[imac]nd; 277), n. [AS. wind; akin to OS., OFries., D., & G. wind, OHG. wint, Dan. & Sw. vind, Icel. vindr, Goth winds, W. gwynt, L. ventus, Skr. v[=a]ta (cf. Gr. ah ths a blast, gale, ah^nai to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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