from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A wind blowing at right angles to a given direction, as to an aircraft's line of flight.
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- n. A wind blowing perpendicular to a line of travel
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- n. wind blowing across the path of a ship or aircraft
If the crosswind is coming from the other side — meaning your rod arm is already downwind of your body — then you're home free.
Actually a crosswind, which is maybe worse on a bike on a busy road.
HARRISON: The B-52 has a thing called crosswind gear on it.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE PASSENGER: The plane kind of crosswind or something.
The plant is proposed 20 miles "crosswind" from where Larson lives, but he said he is neutral on the issue.
The everpresent crosswind was about 20 mph and my friends were blazing away at this deer who never moved.
Place them in a tree fork crosswind to your stand area.
One safety expert, who refused to be identified, said the crew was lucky to eventually regain control given the stiff crosswind and slick runway surface.
None of us here has one iota of doubt you could hit a com satellite in low-earth orbit with your trusty '06, iron sights, shooting freehanded with a full-value crosswind.
Where was the scope zeroed? how much holdover and crosswind compensation was needed?
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