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
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 morning was relatively calm, about a 3 mph quarter-crosswind.
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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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