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windflaw (plural windflaws)

  1. A sudden, strong current of wind.
    • 1912, Jack London, A Son Of The Sun, ch. 8:
      The front of the wind on the water was a solid, sharply defined strip of dark-coloured, wind-vexed water. In advance of this strip, like skirmishers, were flashes of windflaws.
    • 2008, Willie Nelson, and Mike Blakely, A Tale Out of Luck: A Novel, →ISBN, (Google preview):
      The smoke seemed to cover them all halfway to the house, but then it twisted away on a windflaw and lifted like a stage curtain.