cross wind


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cross′ wind`

or cross′wind`

(wɪnd)
n.
a wind blowing across the course or path of a ship, aircraft, etc.
[1915–20]
References in classic literature ?
I had not such bad luck in this voyage as I had been used to meet with, and therefore shall have the less occasion to interrupt the reader, who perhaps may be impatient to hear how matters went with my colony; yet some odd accidents, cross winds and bad weather happened on this first setting out, which made the voyage longer than I expected it at first; and I, who had never made but one voyage, my first voyage to Guinea, in which I might be said to come back again, as the voyage was at first designed, began to think the same ill fate attended me, and that I was born to be never contented with being on shore, and yet to be always unfortunate at sea.
It should stay dry, not sunny, which probably favours the runners and there will be a cross wind from the South.
2353 Z 00 Z 01 Z CIG PREVAILING 130 UNL UNL TEMPO VSBY PREVAILING 10SM P6SM P6SM TEMPO PCPN PREVAILING TEMPO WIND PREVAILING 170 [degrees] 160 [degrees] 160 [degrees] TEMPO 11KT 10KT 10KT CROSS WIND FOR RUNWAY 15/33 SUSTAINED 3KT 1KT 1KT 02 Z 03 Z 04 Z CIG PREVAILING UNL UNL UNL TEMPO VSBY PREVAILING P6SM P6SM P6SM TEMPO PCPN PREVAILING TEMPO WIND PREVAILING 160 [degrees] 160 [degrees] 160 [degrees] TEMPO 10KT 10KT 10KT TEMPO CROSS WIND FOR RUNWAY 15/33 SUSTAINED 1KT 1KT 1KT 05 Z 06 CIG PREVAILING 015 01 TEMPO VSBY PREVAILING P6SM P6SM TEMPO PCPN PREVAILING TEMPO WIND PREVAILING 150 [degrees] 150 [degrees] TEMPO 06KT 06KT CROSS WIND FOR RUNWAY 15/33 SUSTAINED 0KT 0KT
Two keys are using small amounts, and placing urine cross wind from your stand to keep your own odor out of the scent stream.
Rugby could play the game in Beverley's half but, with a strong cross wind, could not penetrate.
Even at a top speed of 50 mph, the flying car would be very prone to cross wind forces.
The Tokyo-based venture, tentatively called Cross Wind Inc.
WAILEA, Hawaii - When travelers fantasize about an upcoming trip to Hawaii, it's doubtful they envision reading a book on a beach beneath a thick overcast, huddling in a snorkel boat in a furious downpour, or muscling a golf ball through a 40-mph cross wind.
Former Newport favourite Matt Mostyn inspired an unlikely Connacht comeback with an 18th-minute try, converted well inside the cross wind by Eric Elwood.
The TDS (Tri-Factor Reticle System) provides hunters a straight-line aim to the target, corrected for distance and cross wind.
Guisborough rallied and scored tries in quick succession from Tommy Laing-Taylor (3) and team Captain Felix Brown, with successfully kicked conversions from George Lillystone (2) and Owen Robson (2), in a strong gusty cross wind.
Landing in bad weather and cross wind (wind from opposite direction) is not an easy task.