follow Dictionary.com

Know these essential literary terms?

rawin

[rey-win] /ˈreɪ wɪn/
noun
1.
a method of observation of upper-air winds conducted by means of a weather balloon tracked by radar or a radio direction finder.
Compare raob, rawinsonde.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; ra(dio) + win(ds-aloft)
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for rawin
  • The request may be complete rawinsonde, a rawin, or a pibal observation.
Related Abbreviations for rawin

RAWIN

radar wind sounding
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for rawin

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for rawin

8
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for rawin