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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.
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1. (Physical Geography) winds in the upper atmosphere blowing in the opposite direction from and above the trade winds
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|Noun||1.||antitrades - wind in the upper atmosphere blowing above but in the opposite direction from the trade winds|
prevailing wind - the predominant wind direction; "the prevailing wind is from the southwest"
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