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tailwind

[teyl-wind] /ˈteɪlˌwɪnd/
noun
1.
a wind coming from directly behind a moving object, especially an aircraft or other vehicle (opposed to headwind).
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; tail1 + wind1
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British Dictionary definitions for tail-wind

tailwind

/ˈteɪlˌwɪnd/
noun
1.
a wind blowing in the same direction as the course of an aircraft or ship Compare headwind
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