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cross wind

or cross·wind

[wind]
noun
  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
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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

crosswind

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