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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A wind blowing directly against the course of an aircraft or ship.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A wind that blows directly against the course of an aircraft or ship.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. wind blowing opposite to the path of a ship or aircraft

Etymologies

From head + wind. (Wiktionary)

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