Up wind

upwind

[adv., adj. uhp-wind; n. uhp-wind]
adverb
1.
toward or against the wind or the direction from which it is blowing: The hunters stalked upwind.
adjective
2.
moving or situated toward or in the direction from which the wind is blowing: an upwind leap; the upwind portions of the aircraft.
noun
3.
a wind that blows against one's course or up a slope.

Origin:
1830–40; up- + wind1

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upwind (ˈʌpˈwɪnd)
 
adv
1.  into or against the wind
2.  towards or on the side where the wind is blowing; windward
 
adj
3.  going against the wind: the upwind leg of the course
4.  on the windward side: the upwind side of the house has weathered

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upwind
1838, from up- + wind. Originally a nautical term.
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