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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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  • He could not land in the trough between two crests, for that would require a crosswind landing.

    Bill Bruce on Forest Patrol

    Henry Harley Arnold
British Dictionary definitions for crosswind

crosswind

/ˈkrɒsˌwɪnd/
noun
1.
a wind that blows at right angles to the direction of travel
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