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n. often antitrades
The westerly winds above the surface trade winds of the tropics, which become the prevailing westerly winds of the middle latitudes.


pl n
(Physical Geography) (usually plural) a wind in the upper atmosphere blowing in the opposite direction from and above the trade winds


(ˈæn tɪˌtreɪd)

1. antitrades, westerly winds lying above the trade winds in the tropics.
2. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of such a wind.
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Noun1.antitrade - winds blowing from west to east and lying above the trade winds in the tropicsantitrade - winds blowing from west to east and lying above the trade winds in the tropics
prevailing wind - the predominant wind direction; "the prevailing wind is from the southwest"
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