headwind

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noun head·wind \ˈhed-ˌwind\

Definition of headwind

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

1709

First Known Use of headwind

1709


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headwind

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noun head·wind \ˈhed-ˌwind\

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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