Deflection

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Deflection is an ambiguous term in many sources covering the World War I period, especially British ones owing to the twisted etymology of the word.

Be careful when contemporary British sources use the word "deflection", as it might mean either speed-across or lateral aim-off depending on the context.

When a British source says... ...it means
"Deflection" (ambiguous)
"Gun Deflection" Lateral Aim-off
"Sight Deflection" Lateral Aim-off
"Dumaresq Deflection" Speed-across