windfall (plural windfalls)
- Something that has been blown down by the wind.
- A fruit that has fallen from a tree naturally, as from wind
- They couldn't reach the branches, so they ate the windfalls.
- (figuratively) A sudden large benefit; especially a sudden or unexpected large amount of money
- A lottery jackpot is an example of a windfall.
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- Businessmen rushed to get every last commodity aboard a departing ship, hoping for a windfall once the world realized these would be the very last sacks of flour available, thus driving up prices.
something that has been blown down by the wind
fruit fallen off a tree naturally
sudden large benefit
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