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Meaning of windfall

wind•fall

Pronunciation: (wind'fôl"), [key]
— n.
  1. an unexpected gain, piece of good fortune, or the like.
  2. something blown down by the wind, as fruit.
—adj.
  1. accruing in unexpectedly large amounts: windfall profits.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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