crosswind

noun
cross·​wind | \ ˈkrȯs-ˌwind How to pronounce crosswind (audio) \

Definition of crosswind

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

Examples of crosswind in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All downhill with a crosswind that trends to help a draw. Chris Pugh, USA TODAY, 6 July 2022 Either way, the power available increases by at least an order of magnitude compared to flying without the crosswind motion. Kurt Kleiner, Smithsonian Magazine, 12 Apr. 2022 Vicari said one of his first goals is to move forward on the airport’s 1,800-foot crosswind runway extension to allow more mobility for larger aircraft. Carole Carlson, chicagotribune.com, 12 Jan. 2022 Staying in your lane in a crosswind with two hands on the wheel is a challenge, and taking one hand off at 80 mph to manipulate the 5.0-inch touchscreen is a gamble. Mike Sutton, Car and Driver, 26 Nov. 2021 Arrambide’s blast, which came after St. Charles East had a runner thrown out at the plate, rode a strong crosswind blowing from the left field corner to right field. Rick Armstrong, chicagotribune.com, 11 May 2021 The crosswind was upwards of 20 mph and the blesbok was just on the other side of 500 yards. Richard Mann, Field & Stream, 26 Jan. 2021 No sheep materialized ahead of Webb that Saturday morning, and his runs were affected by nothing but the crosswind. Eric Adams, Wired, 19 Oct. 2020 Coming over the tip of Winter Island, near Antioch, the water churned and Derreumaux was hit with a crosswind. Gregory Thomas, SFChronicle.com, 14 June 2020 See More

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First Known Use of crosswind

circa 1641, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of crosswind was circa 1641

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Last Updated

19 Jul 2022

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“Crosswind.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crosswind. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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