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crosswind

[′krȯs‚wind]
(meteorology)
A wind which has a component directed perpendicularly to the course (or heading) of an exposed, moving object.

crosswind

crosswind
crosswind
i. A wind blowing at an angle to the course or to the runway direction.
ii. In the case of an airfield circuit, it refers to a path that is 90° to the takeoff and landing direction. The one that is 90° after takeoff is called the first crosswind, and the one 90° to the landing direction is called the base leg, or final crosswind.
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