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crosswind

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noun cross·wind \-ˌwind\

Simple Definition of crosswind

  • : a wind that blows across the direction that something (such as an airplane) is moving in

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of crosswind

  1. :  a wind blowing in a direction not parallel to a course (as of an airplane)

Circa 1641

First Known Use of crosswind

circa 1641


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