ra·​win·​sonde ˈrā-wən-ˌsänd How to pronounce rawinsonde (audio)
: a radiosonde tracked by a radio direction-finding device to determine the velocity of winds aloft

Word History


radar + wind + radiosonde

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rawinsonde was in 1946

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Cite this Entry

“Rawinsonde.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rawinsonde. Accessed 20 Mar. 2023.

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