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cross wind

or crosswind

[wind] /wɪnd/
noun
1.
a wind blowing across the course or path of a ship, aircraft, etc.
Origin of cross wind
1915-1920
First recorded in 1915-20
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  • In this passage Ulysses represents himself as a mariner, driven by some cross wind out of his course into Ithaca.

  • Thus we see that in 130 yards the most roughly-marked ball in a cross wind is deflected twelve yards.

    The Soul of Golf Percy Adolphus Vaile
  • A cross wind helped it along into the rough grass, leaving him a nasty second shot over shrubbery and trees.

    Fore! Charles Emmett Van Loan
  • In such a cross wind station alone sufficed to decide the race, and Boyd won easily.

    Boating W. B. Woodgate
  • Let me give him this piece of advice: very rarely slice as a remedy against a cross wind.

  • The effect of a cross wind is to drive the stern of a boat to leeward, and to bring her bows up into the wind.

    Rowing Rudolf Chambers Lehmann

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