Definition of headwind
: a wind having the opposite general direction to a course of movement (as of an aircraft)
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Working against cultural headwinds, the have launched a successful local 4X4 business (Vietnam's first) and nurtured a community that now includes roughly 500 Vietnamese off-road enthusiasts.
The first 20 miles didn’t have much headwind, but Wolf Creek Pass was headwind all the way up.
But then, someone saying 'Y-O-U-R a dumb liberal' is not nearly as intimidating as a 50 mile-an-hour headwind on the Yukon River.
Internationally, Trump has run into the headwinds of geopolitical reality, the national security imperative to work with global partners and the need to honor legal obligations.
Meanwhile, most of Apple’s other products face some headwinds.
Trump Administration efforts to support fossil fuels over renewables face significant market headwinds, but the growth of renewables can certainly be blunted rather than accelerated.
Even so, the Hyundai car faces considerable headwinds because fewer Americans are interested in hybrids.
Tumbling iron ore and other base metal prices threaten to continue headwinds for Aussie stocks.
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Definition of headwind for English Language Learners
: a wind that is blowing toward something (such as a ship or an airplane) as it moves forward
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