What does "Windfall" mean?

Today it means: Unexpected money.

English landowners were not allowed to fell or sell trees on their estates as they were all reserved for building the Royal Navy. However, trees that fall down in the wind were exempt and could be used or sold and so a "windfall" was an unexpected piece of good fortune.


By SailingQuiz October 2019   Category: Nautical Saying              

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