crosswind

crosswind
[[t]krɒ̱swɪnd, AM krɔ͟ːs-[/t]]
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A crosswind is a strong wind that blows across the direction that vehicles, boats, or aircraft are travelling in, and that makes it difficult for them to keep moving steadily forward.

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  • crosswind — [krôs′wind΄] n. a wind blowing at any angle across the intended line of flight of an aircraft, the course of a ship, etc. * * * cross·wind (krôsʹwĭnd , krŏsʹ ) n. A wind blowing at right angles to a given direction, as to an aircraft s line of… …   Universalium

  • crosswind — ► NOUN ▪ a wind blowing across one s direction of travel …   English terms dictionary

  • crosswind — [krôs′wind΄] n. a wind blowing at any angle across the intended line of flight of an aircraft, the course of a ship, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Crosswind — A crosswind is any wind that has a perpendicular component to the line or direction of travel. In aviation, a crosswind is the component of wind that is blowing across the runway making landings and take offs more difficult than if the wind were… …   Wikipedia

  • crosswind — i. A wind blowing at an angle to the course or to the runway direction. ii. In the case of an airfield circuit, it refers to a path that is 90° to the takeoff and landing direction. The one that is 90° after takeoff is called the first crosswind …   Aviation dictionary

  • crosswind — UK [ˈkrɒsˌwɪnd] / US [ˈkrɔsˌwɪnd] noun [countable, often plural] Word forms crosswind : singular crosswind plural crosswinds a wind that blows across the direction that you are travelling in …   English dictionary

  • Crosswind landing — A crosswind landing is a landing maneuver in which a significant component of the prevailing wind is perpendicular to the runway center line. Contents 1 Significance 2 Techniques 2.1 De Crab 2.2 Crab …   Wikipedia

  • crosswind leg — A flight path at right angles to the landing runway off its takeoff end. See crosswind …   Aviation dictionary

  • crosswind — noun Date: circa 1641 a wind blowing in a direction not parallel to a course (as of an airplane) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • crosswind — noun A wind blowing perpendicular to a line of travel …   Wiktionary

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