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tail·wind

or tail wind  (tāl′wĭnd′)
n.
1. A wind blowing in the same direction as that of the course of an aircraft, ship, or other vehicle.
2. tailwinds Informal Favorable economic conditions: a company experiencing tailwinds from increased consumer demand.

tailwind

(ˈteɪlˌwɪnd)
n
a wind blowing in the same direction as the course of an aircraft or ship. Compare headwind

tail•wind

(ˈteɪlˌwɪnd)

n.
a wind from directly behind a moving object (opposed to headwind).
[1895–1900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tailwind - wind blowing in the same direction as the path of a ship or aircraft
air current, current of air, wind - air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure; "trees bent under the fierce winds"; "when there is no wind, row"; "the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere"
Translations

tailwind

[ˈteɪlwɪnd] Nviento m de cola

tailwind

[ˈteɪlwɪnd] nvent m arrière inv

tailwind

[ˈteɪlˌwɪnd] nvento in coda
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