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 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,, 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,, 14 June 2020 With a situation like this, there’s so many crosswinds. Taryn Lunastaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 29 Apr. 2020 Blind spot, crosswind, attention, and active brake assist are all standard on all 2021 Metris models. Connor Hoffman, Car and Driver, 10 Mar. 2020 On those tires, the two-door Wrangler wanders between the lines in the lightest crosswind. Mike Sutton, Car and Driver, 7 Jan. 2020 The Causeway police issued the closure around 11:22 a.m., citing thunderstorms, high winds, crosswinds and poor visibility. Hanna Krueger,, 11 Mar. 2018

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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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20 May 2021

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“Crosswind.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of crosswind

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

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