down-wind

downwind

[doun-wind]
adverb
1.
in the direction toward which the wind is blowing: We coasted downwind.
2.
on or toward the lee side: The lion was running downwind of us and caught our scent.
adjective
3.
moving downwind: a downwind current.
4.
situated on or toward the lee side: The downwind halyard blew outboard.
Compare upwind.


Origin:
1850–55; down1 + wind1

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downwind (ˈdaʊnˈwɪnd)
 
adv, —adj
1.  in the same direction towards which the wind is blowing; with the wind from behind
2.  towards or on the side away from the wind; leeward

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