headwind

noun head·wind \ ˈhed-ˌwind \
Updated on: 27 May 2018

Definition of headwind

: a wind having the opposite general direction to a course of movement (as of an aircraft)

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  • : a wind that is blowing toward something (such as a ship or an airplane) as it moves forward


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