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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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"Pritzker has got a tail wind, no question about it," Redfield said, looking to Friday's scheduled end of the legislative session.
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A strong tail wind on the Rotsee course has contributed to a remarkable six new records being set across the regatta.
That can cause planes to lose airspeed suddenly or lift abruptly if a headwind suddenly changes to a tail wind during takeoff or landing.
I quickly realised half way to the first buoy that if I really cranked up the heat in the most difficult swim conditions and early bike section with the strong tail wind, that it would take the internationals some settling-in time before they found their legs and rhythm and would be intimidated with the speed of a half Iron man and then it would be there for me just to defend a lead."
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St Albans are a team who have improved all season and are packed with good baseballers but Hopkins, aided by a slight tail wind, simply blew them away for a total of two hit runs five extras and only one no ball.
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Starting 25 minutes before Clinton, the biggest threat was local Macclesfield rider Mike Cumming who set 18-24 - six seconds faster than the previous course record - but aided by a tail wind, Clinton hit the top of the climb where the timekeepers looked in astonishment as he crossed the line in 18-17.
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