a opposed to the course of a moving object, especially an aircraft or other vehicle (opposed to ).
a wind blowing directly against the course of an aircraft or ship Compare tailwind
headwind or head wind
A wind blowing directly against the course of a moving object, especially an aircraft or ship.
[hed-wurd] /ˈhɛdˌwɜrd/ noun 1. a word, phrase, or the like, appearing as the of a chapter, dictionary or encyclopedia entry, etc. 2. (def 2). 3. (def 26). /ˈhɛdˌwɜːd/ noun 1. a key word placed at the beginning of a line, paragraph, etc, as in a dictionary entry
[hed-wurk] /ˈhɛdˌwɜrk/ noun 1. mental labor; thought. /ˈhɛdˌwɜːk/ noun 1. mental work 2. the ornamentation of the keystone of an arch
[hed-ee] /ˈhɛd i/ adjective, headier, headiest. 1. intoxicating: a heady wine. 2. affecting the mind or senses greatly: heady perfume. 3. exciting; exhilarating: the heady news of victory. 4. rashly impetuous: heady conduct. 5. violent; destructive: heady winds. 6. clever; shrewd: a heady scheme to win the election. /ˈhɛdɪ/ adjective headier, headiest 1. (of alcoholic […]
[heel] /hil/ verb (used with object) 1. to make healthy, whole, or sound; restore to health; free from ailment. 2. to bring to an end or conclusion, as conflicts between people or groups, usually with the strong implication of restoring former amity; settle; reconcile: They tried to heal the rift between them but were unsuccessful. […]