Definition of crosswind in English:

crosswind

noun

  • A wind blowing across one's direction of travel:

    ‘a strong crosswind gusting to over thirty knots’
    • ‘The heavy rain had left the pitch sodden and a tricky crosswind made the kicking game somewhat difficult.’
    • ‘Forty degrees heat allied to a strong crosswind and the constant and repetitive frequency of the huge number of climbs made it almost impossible to succeed.’
    • ‘He found bullet deflection due to a crosswind could be solved by adding a wind bar on each side of the crosshair that corrected a 10 mph cross wind.’
    • ‘A slight crosswind changing to a steady tailwind greeted rowers and spectators alike.’
    • ‘Turbulence or gusty crosswinds require being immediate with your control inputs.’
    • ‘If there's a crosswind, use your heading indicator to establish a wind correction angle.’
    • ‘Differential blowing could also improve control of trailers in crosswinds by helping compensate for the wind direction.’
    • ‘Winds were gusting to 25 knots and a crosswind existed.’
    • ‘I like to test balls into a strong crosswind to see how they hold the line.’
    • ‘That tricky north westerly crosswind was blowing to make things difficult.’
    • ‘This morning, the weather forecast called for really strong crosswinds.’
    • ‘There was a strong crosswind coming from the right that day that affected the left lane more because the right lane was more protected by the guardwall.’
    • ‘There are light crosswinds blowing off Lake Michigan which may account for some of the plane's erratic movements.’
    • ‘Even a direct crosswind will resolve to a slight head wind.’
    • ‘It did not take into account crosswinds or turbulence.’
    • ‘In a match dictated by a strong crosswind the scoreline did not reflect the nature of this duel.’
    • ‘At speed the car is notably refined and proved all but immune to the violent crosswinds we encountered on the launch.’
    • ‘Strong crosswinds have no effect on the vehicle's stability.’
    • ‘You learn how to cast against the wind, with the wind behind you, or into a crosswind.’
    • ‘Watch for crosswinds, especially on roads with truck traffic.’

Pronunciation:

crosswind

/ˈkrɒswɪnd/