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upwind

[adv., adj. uhp-wind; n. uhp-wind] /adv., adj. ˈʌpˈwɪnd; n. ˈʌpˌwɪnd/
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
1830-1840
1830-40; up- + wind1
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British Dictionary definitions for up-wind

upwind

/ˈʌpˈwɪnd/
adverb
1.
into or against the wind
2.
towards or on the side where the wind is blowing; windward
adjective
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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Word Origin and History for up-wind

upwind

adj.

1838, from up- + wind (n.1). Originally a nautical term.

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