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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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  • The wind currents vary so that there can be a considerable headwind one minute and a tailwind the next.
  • tailwind, the airport's restaurant and lounge is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner serving casual food.
  • When authorizing use of runways and a tailwind component exists, always state both wind direction and velocity.
  • The pilot's inadequate compensation for the tailwind condition and failure to maintain an adequate airspeed.
  • The pilot reported variable light winds which changed to a quartering tailwind upon touchdown.
  • While the loader was mixing the chemicals, the pilot noted that the wind shifted to a tailwind condition.
  • Factors were the tailwind and a jammed engine cylinder exhaust valve.
British Dictionary definitions for tailwind

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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