Definition of crosswind
: a wind blowing in a direction not parallel to a course (as of an airplane)
Recent Examples of crosswind from the Web
The political crosswinds and upheavals in the country are already beyond predicting anything, so to add even more cause for grievance by betraying the central promise of the congressional GOP is beyond irresponsible.
The sunny skies were great and 70-degree temps were perfect, but a flag-snapping crosswind made the drag track sensitive to navigate for those not in tune with the conditions.
Speaking of the highway, that’s where crosswinds tend to toss around this slab-sided sedan in its lane like a cat batting a dead mouse.
With a sloping green, crosswinds and seven deep, irregular and vexing bunkers, the ninth hole has turned out to be a tiny terror.
Other crews reported some turbulence while approaching the runway, and a slight crosswind.
Tuilefano faced a stiff crosswind breeze while competing in the discus at the prelims.
The project has been raked by political and financial crosswinds.
Q: Is the A320 or the B737 better in crosswind landings?
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First Known Use of crosswind
CROSSWIND Defined for English Language Learners
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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