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wind shear

Syllabification: wind shear
Pronunciation: /ˈwin(d) ˌSHir
 
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Definition of wind shear in English:

noun

Variation in wind velocity occurring along a direction at right angles to the wind’s direction and tending to exert a turning force.
Example sentences
  • Near the ground, thunderstorms sometimes create quick changes in wind speed and direction, called wind shear, which has caused several crashes.
  • Slow the airplane to reduce impact forces; also, you'll likely encounter wind shear and strong downdrafts.
  • Winds blowing in different directions, or at different speeds create what meteorologists call wind shear.

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