[ wind ]
/ wɪnd /
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a wind blowing across the course or path of a ship, aircraft, etc.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Origin of cross wind
First recorded in 1915–20
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Example sentences from the Web for cross wind
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 cross wind
/ (ˈkrɒsˌwɪnd) /
a wind that blows at right angles to the direction of travel
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