head wind

Science Dictionary
headwind or head wind   (hěd'wĭnd')  Pronunciation Key 
A wind blowing directly against the course of a moving object, especially an aircraft or ship.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: head ache
Next Definition: head-ache
Words Near: head wind
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for head wind
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing head wind
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature