crosswind

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noun cross·wind \ˈkrȯs-ˌwind\

Definition of crosswind

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

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First Known Use of crosswind

circa 1641


CROSSWIND Defined for English Language Learners

crosswind

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Definition of crosswind for English Language Learners

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


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