Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In archery, a wind blowing across the range.
- To wind (yarn) on a reel in such a manner that the windings cross at an acute angle with the axis.
- To twist; depart from a plane: said of a plank or platform which twists out of its plane.
“I thought he was using a cross-wind to come to my grunt call.”
“The wind blew strongly in my direction, but at a slight cross-wind angle, magnifying the coyote's incessant barking/howling.”
“These are the same batch of balls as used hitherto but the overhead conditions are different, with the suffocating low cloud of St John's Wood and the humidity of Trent Bridge replaced by a buffeting cross-wind that eventually forced the umpires to call for the heavy lignum vitae bails.”
“Well, 1¼ if you count the Dash-8s using the cross-wind runway to fly to Seattle every half hour.”
“Armstrong attacked Contador on a cross-wind stage early on, and then criticised him publicly for not following the team's gameplan in the Pyrenees.”
“And a cross-wind can blow a fastball off track by about three inches.”
“Conversely, a wind blowing in from the outfield can be the reason a well hit ball stays in the park, while a cross-wind can be the difference between a fair or foul ball.”
“We always at the very least use a cross-wind or you see squat.”
“Gould's 41-yard field goal into a stiff cross-wind tied the game at 24-24 with 4 minutes 24 seconds left.”
“This meant riding by myself for 6+ hours, into a head or cross-wind the whole time.”
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