headwind


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headwind

a wind blowing directly against the course of an aircraft or ship
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He too suffered the effects of the strong headwind and rain and was on course to meet his 2:23 target time until just two miles from the end when calf cramps, blisters and the strain of doing a significant amount of pace work himself took its toll.
Upon entering the headwind of a microburst, a pilot may mistake this for an ordinary headwind, and will not expect a sudden wind shift.
Today the Senate Banking Committee took a key step to address a growing headwind to economic growth.
41s - a world record at the time - has stood since July 1982 and Farah was always up against it with a strong headwind on the home straight.
However, Septimus should be given plenty of credit for the way he knuckled down under pressure, this once-raced maiden winnershowing his inexperience before running on stoutly into a strong headwind.
Doubtless the major headwind in this regard has been the combined efforts of households, businesses, and financial institutions to repair and rebuild their balance sheets after the damage inflicted in recent years as weakening asset values exposed excessive debt burdens.
9 seconds, into a headwind of three metres per second, before taking the final in 12.
CLERK of the course Michael Prosser was watering Newmarket racecourse again yesterday evening after a dry and sunny day with a strong headwind had produced fast ground on the first day of the Houghton meeting, writes Tony Elves.
Greene's training partner, Leonard Scott, overcame two false starts and a strong headwind to win the event in 10.
I would be absolutely devastated not to do that this summer with all the training I have done," said Merry after winning over 200 metres at Loughborough last weekend when she ran 23/22 sec into a headwind.
Gifford's Headwind can land the Tote Exacta 1-2 Handicap Chase (3.
We have not explicitly forecast any changes due to such activities, but we see this as a potential headwind for an extended period.