cross wind

or cross·wind



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

Origin of cross wind

First recorded in 1915–20 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for crosswind

Historical Examples of crosswind

  • 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



a wind that blows at right angles to the direction of travel
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