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down·wind

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

down′wind′ adj.

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

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]
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"
Translations

downwind

[ˈdaʊnˌwɪnd] ADVa favor del viento

downwind

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

downwind

[ˈdaʊnˈwɪnd] adv downwind (of or from)sottovento (rispetto a)
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