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downwind

[doun-wind] /ˈdaʊnˈwɪnd/
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 of downwind
1850-1855
1850-55; down1 + wind1
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downwind

/ˈdaʊnˈwɪnd/
adverb, adjective
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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