• synonyms

cross wind

or cross·wind

  1. a wind blowing across the course or path of a ship, aircraft, etc.
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Origin of cross wind

First recorded in 1915–20
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for cross wind

Historical Examples

  • But with a beam (cross-wind) or head wind a reduction of from three to five knots and a half was produced.

    Appletons' Popular Science Monthly, September 1899


  • I tell you, a compass doesnt help much when theres a cross-wind.

    The Flying Reporter

    Lewis E. (Lewis Edwin) Theiss