headwind headwind  /ˈhɛd ˌwɪnd/


  • (n) wind blowing opposite to the path of a ship or aircraft


  1. Xanadu is the lone ranger, running straight into every possible horrible economic headwind.
  2. The headwind becomes even fiercer and icier in the dark, and it is almost midnight when my headlamp reveals a metal ladder that I figure will lead us to the refuge.
  3. It would help his rescue team if the bailed-out bankers followed his lead, stepped up, helped out, for we are in a race against chaos and Obama can't afford a populist headwind.



  1. "We are facing a severe business environment," said President Katsuaki Watanabe in a statement. "However, Toyota considers this headwind as a valuable opportunity to turn it into a more flexible and stronger company. To this end, we will aim...
    on May 8, 2008 By: Katsuaki Watanabe Source: MarketWatch

  2. "While we recognize the housing market slowdown and other economic pressures have presented a noticeable headwind to the business, we are disappointed with our second-quarter results," Sears Chief Executive Aylwin Lewis said.
    on Aug 13, 2007 By: Aylwin Lewis Source: Washington Post

  3. "This is more than just a headwind," Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche said.
    on Oct 24, 2008 By: Dieter Zetsche Source: International Herald Tribune

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