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down·wind

 (doun′wĭnd′)
adv.
In the direction in which the wind blows.

down′wind′ adj.
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downwind

(ˈdaʊnˈwɪnd)
adv, adj
1. (Physical Geography) in the same direction towards which the wind is blowing; with the wind from behind
2. (Physical Geography) towards or on the side away from the wind; leeward
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down•wind

(ˈdaʊnˈwɪnd)

adv.
1. in the direction toward which the wind is blowing.
2. on or toward the lee side.
adj.
3. moving or situated downwind.
[1850–55]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.downwind - towards the side away from the wind
leeward - on the side away from the wind; "on the leeward side of the island"
Adv.1.downwind - with the wind; in the direction the wind is blowing; "they flew downwind"
against the wind, into the wind, upwind - in the direction opposite to the direction the wind is blowing; "they flew upwind"
2.downwind - away from the wind; "they were sailing windward"
leeward, upwind - toward the wind; "they were sailing leeward"
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Translations

downwind

[ˈdaʊnˌwɪnd] ADVa favor del viento
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downwind

adv move, driftmit dem Wind; sailvor dem Wind; stand, bein Windrichtung (→ of, from +gen)
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downwind

[ˈdaʊnˈwɪnd] adv downwind (of or from)sottovento (rispetto a)
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References in classic literature ?
The wind was blowing directly across the clearing between them, and Jane lost no time in putting herself downwind from the huge creature.
It was an hour later that Sheeta, the panther, hunting, chanced to glance upward into the blue sky where his attention was attracted by Ska, the vulture, circling slowly above the bush a mile away and downwind. For a long minute the yellow eyes stared intently at the gruesome bird.
That has happened, though, with actual ground bursts, particularly in a 1954 test around the Marshall Islands, where bad planning exposed downwind islands and their inhabitants to serious fallout from a ground burst in our early testing.
I failed to recognize and adjust to the main factor in this busy pattern--they were flying trainers that were on downwind at perhaps 80 knots or less and I entered downwind going half again as fast.
The tower transmitted, "keep it kinda tight on downwind, visibility ain't that great." Weather conditions were 3,000 feet scattered with 3 miles visibility.
Additional analysis reveals that warning distributions often vary with wind direction such that the maxima occur downwind of the city centers.
It can also cause putts to come up short into the wind and roll out past the cup downwind. Making adjustments in your putting strategy when it's windy is vital to help eliminate possible three putts.
The goal is straightforward enough: Having chosen a point on the runway (e.g., "the departure end of the second stripe"), pull the power to idle abeam it on downwind and touch down on centerline no more than 200 feet beyond (but not short, which is an automatic bust).
Caption: Left: SWEET SPOT Kite set nicely, Tevake II sets an impressive pace on a downwind leg at Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week.
However, sometimes we don't want to ride directly downwind. Sometimes we want to follow the twists and turns of a channel in a coastal creek, for instance.
In this work, the tower and blade bending moments and deflections are analyzed based on the three-bladed and two-bladed; upwind and downwind wind turbines operating at 5 MW.