in the direction toward which the wind is blowing: We coasted downwind.
on or toward the lee side: The lion was running downwind of us and caught our scent.
moving downwind: a downwind current.
situated on or toward the lee side: The downwind halyard blew outboard.
Compare upwind.

1850–55; down1 + wind1 Unabridged
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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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Example sentences
Cutting down trees leads to a reduction in evapotranspiration, which results in less downwind precipitation.
Gas heading the other way is moving downwind, and relatively untouched.
Adjust power on the downwind leg, or sooner, to fit into the flow of traffic.
The model predicts the downwind concentration of the material as a function of time at any point downwind at or above the ground.
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