wind shake [wind] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- Also called anemosis. a flaw in wood supposed to be caused by the action of strong winds upon the trunk of the tree.
- such flaws collectively.
Origin of wind shake First recorded in 1535–45 Also called cup shake. Examples from the Web for wind shake Historical Examples of wind shake
It will furnish a perfectly clear plank, without knot or wind-shake, for the next Republican platform.
Robert G. Ingersoll
British Dictionary definitions for wind shake wind shake noun
- a crack between the annual rings in wood: caused by strong winds bending the tree trunk