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windfalls, plural;
  1. An apple or other fruit blown down from a tree or bush by the wind

  2. A piece of unexpected good fortune, typically one that involves receiving a large amount of money
    • - windfall profits

  1. fruit that has fallen from the tree
  2. boom: a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money); "the demand for testing has created a boom for those unregulated laboratories where boxes of specimen jars are processed like an assembly line"
  3. Windfall is a 1935 British drama film adapted by Jack Celestin and Randall Faye from the R. C. Sherriff play of the same title. The film was directed by Frederick Hayward and George King with starring Edward Rigby and Marie Ault and George Carney.
  4. Windfall is a 1955 British comedy film written by John Gilling and directed by Henry Cass, starring Lionel Jeffries, Jack Watling and Gordon Jackson. Dad's Army star Arthur Lowe also makes a brief appearance in the film.
  5. Windfall is Rick Nelson & The Stone Canyon Band's Country rock album from 1974.
  6. Windfall is a fictional character and reformed supervillain in the DC Comics universe. She first appeared in Batman and the Outsiders #9, written by Mike W. Barr and drawn by Jim Aparo.
  7. Windfall is a novel written by English author Desmond Bagley, and was first published in 1982.
  8. Windfall is a serial drama television series about a group of people in an unnamed small city who win almost $400 000 000 in a lottery. The series premiered Thursday, June 8, 2006 on NBC, taking the time slot occupied by ER during the rest of the year.
  9. (Windfalls) Any assets that come about during an IVA or bankruptcy will go towards repaying the debt.
  10. (Windfalls) Free shares given to members of a mutual society when it becomes a PLC.
  11. (Windfalls) Unexpected money, including lottery winnings and inheritances. Windfalls occurring during the period of a bankruptcy must be turned over to the trustee for distribution to your creditors.
  12. Tree or trees that have been uprooted or broken off by the wind. Also known as blow down (22).
  13. A sudden unexpected rush of wind from a mountainous shore which allowed a ship more leeway.
  14. Trees or parts of trees felled by high winds.
  15. Tree knocked over or broken off by wind, increases fuel loading and hampers building fireline. Also sometimes called blowdown.
  16. An unanticipated benefit, usually in the form of a profit and not caused by the recipient. <American law schools received a windfall when BigLaw starting salaries were increased to $160,000, allowing them to increase tuition while offering no increase in quality of education.>
  17. A legacy, or any accidental accession of property.
  18. A site coming forward for development that has not previously been identified for development.
  19. An unexpected advantage or acquisition of treasure.
  20. An unanticipated receipt of sales or income. Like winning the lottery.
  21. (1962) (also published as Sea Fever)
  22. unexpected good fortune
  23. A tree blown down by the wind