Origin of headwind
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for headwind
But we do not live in that world, and that is a headwind pushing against currents of balance, growth, and repair.Why Markets Freak Out
August 12, 2011
Webb—or any Virginia Democrat—would be running into quite a headwind in 2012.Why the Dems Could Lose the Senate Next
Samuel P. Jacobs
November 16, 2010
In spite of the headwind, the fire was encroaching forward as well as aft.Chatterbox, 1906
The run of the galley from the nameless bay near Sidon was without stop or so much as a headwind.The Prince of India, Volume I
We anchored about four leagues to the leeward of Calecut, and we did this because of the headwind.
The men at the oars now made hard work of it against the headwind and the running sea.Frontier Boys on the Coast
Capt. Wyn Roosevelt
- a wind blowing directly against the course of an aircraft or shipCompare tailwind
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
- A wind blowing directly against the course of a moving object, especially an aircraft or ship.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.