rawinsonde

noun
ra·​win·​sonde | \ ˈrā-wən-ˌsänd How to pronounce rawinsonde (audio) \

Definition of rawinsonde

: a radiosonde tracked by a radio direction-finding device to determine the velocity of winds aloft

First Known Use of rawinsonde

1946, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rawinsonde

radar + wind + radiosonde

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“Rawinsonde.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rawinsonde. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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