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headwind

[hed-wind] /ˈhɛdˌwɪnd/
noun
1.
a wind opposed to the course of a moving object, especially an aircraft or other vehicle (opposed to tailwind).
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90; (a)head + wind1
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British Dictionary definitions for head wind

headwind

/ˈhɛdˌwɪnd/
noun
1.
a wind blowing directly against the course of an aircraft or ship Compare tailwind
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head wind in Science
headwind or head wind
  (hěd'wĭnd')   
A wind blowing directly against the course of a moving object, especially an aircraft or ship.
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