head wind

head wind
Synonyms and related words:
CAT, aerospace, aerosphere, air current, air hole, air pocket, airspace, backing wind, beam wind, bucking, bump, ceiling, challenge, contention, contradiction, contraposition, contravention, contraversion, counteraction, counterbalance, counterblast, countercurrent, counterforce, counterinfluence, counterpoise, counterpressure, counterweight, counterworking, crosscurrent, crossing, crosswind, current, current of air, denial, downdraft, draft, empty space, fair wind, fall wind, favorable wind, flow of air, fog, following wind, foul wind, front, high-pressure area, hole, impugnation, impugnment, indraft, inflow, inhalation, inrush, inspiration, ionosphere, jetstream, katabatic wind, low-pressure area, monsoon, movement of air, negation, opposing, opposition, opposure, oppugnation, overcast, pocket, rebutment, rebuttal, refusal, rejection, relative wind, resistance, roughness, slant of wind, soup, space, standing against, stratosphere, stream, stream of air, substratosphere, tail wind, traversal, tropopause, troposphere, trough, turbulence, undercurrent, updraft, veering wind, visibility, visibility zero, wind

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  • Head wind — Head Head (h[e^]d), n. [OE. hed, heved, heaved, AS. he[ a]fod; akin to D. hoofd, OHG. houbit, G. haupt, Icel. h[ o]fu[eth], Sw. hufvud, Dan. hoved, Goth. haubi[thorn]. The word does not correspond regularly to L. caput head (cf. E. {Chief},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • head wind — n. a wind blowing in the direction directly opposite the course of a ship or aircraft * * * …   Universalium

  • head wind — n. a wind blowing in the direction directly opposite the course of a ship or aircraft …   English World dictionary

  • head wind — noun : a wind blowing in a direction opposite to a course especially of a ship or airplane delayed by strong head winds * * * head wind, a wind blowing from the direction in which a ship or aircraft is moving: »Against a head wind you make very… …   Useful english dictionary

  • head wind — A wind blowing in the opposite direction the aircraft is flying, thereby impeding its forward speed. Wind that is coming from the front hemisphere of an aircraft has a head wind component …   Aviation dictionary

  • head wind — wind which blows from the direction in which a ship or aircraft is moving …   English contemporary dictionary

  • head·wind — /ˈhɛdˌwınd/ noun, pl winds [count] : a wind that is blowing toward something (such as a ship or an airplane) as it moves forward compare ↑tailwind …   Useful english dictionary

  • head-wind — see headwind …   English dictionary

  • Head — (h[e^]d), n. [OE. hed, heved, heaved, AS. he[ a]fod; akin to D. hoofd, OHG. houbit, G. haupt, Icel. h[ o]fu[eth], Sw. hufvud, Dan. hoved, Goth. haubi[thorn]. The word does not correspond regularly to L. caput head (cf. E. {Chief}, {Cadet},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Head and ears — Head Head (h[e^]d), n. [OE. hed, heved, heaved, AS. he[ a]fod; akin to D. hoofd, OHG. houbit, G. haupt, Icel. h[ o]fu[eth], Sw. hufvud, Dan. hoved, Goth. haubi[thorn]. The word does not correspond regularly to L. caput head (cf. E. {Chief},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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