headwind
noun Date: 1926 a wind having the opposite general direction to a course of movement (as of an aircraft)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Headwind — A headwind is a wind that blows against the direction of travel of an object. A headwind reduces the object s speed and increases the time required to reach its destination. Headwinds are commonly measured in relation to the speed of vehicles… …   Wikipedia

  • headwind — UK [ˈhedˌwɪnd] / US noun [countable] Word forms headwind : singular headwind plural headwinds a wind that blows in the opposite direction to the one in which you are moving …   English dictionary

  • headwind — [[t]he̱dwɪnd[/t]] headwinds also head wind N COUNT A headwind is a wind which blows in the opposite direction to the one in which you are moving …   English dictionary

  • headwind — /ˈhɛdwɪnd / (say hedwind) noun a wind that blows directly against the direction of travel: the flight to Perth takes a bit longer because of the prevailing headwind …   Australian English dictionary

  • headwind — /hed wind /, n. a wind opposed to the course of a moving object, esp. an aircraft or other vehicle (opposed to tailwind). [1780 90; (A)HEAD + WIND1] * * * …   Universalium

  • headwind — noun A wind that blows directly against the course of an aircraft or ship. Ant: tailwind …   Wiktionary

  • headwind — head|wind [ˈhedˌwınd] n [U and C] a wind that blows directly towards you when you are moving …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • headwind — head|wind [ hed,wınd ] noun count a wind that blows in directly the opposite direction to the one in which you are moving …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • headwind — n. wind blowing opposite the course of a moving object (ship, airplane, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

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