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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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One factor that actually makes it fairly reasonable to accept a tailwind is downhill runway slope.
Jock added: "This is a truly monster row at almost 21 miles Epic Jock's team in action and we had hoped for a bit more assistance from a tailwind. But that eluded us for a large part of the row.
Tailwind Capital is a middle market private equity firm focussed on growth-oriented investments in targeted sectors within healthcare, business services and industrial services.
Tailwind Capital is a middle market private equity firm investing in targeted sectors within healthcare, business services and industrial services.
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Tailwind, an official partner of Pinterest and Instagram, is a tool that allows its 200,000 member brands to market more effectively on the social networks.
We know that at best-glide speed (65 knots), sink rate is 730 fpm and this requires 73 knots tailwind to reach the threshold.
"He likes to make the running and that's worked out well with the strong tailwind," said the jockey.
Tailwind Transportation Software Board Chair, Mitch Helten, said, 'We are delighted to have Sharka join the board of Tailwind as our first independent board member.
"On a reported basis we expect to see an acceleration in sales in the US and EU, with currency tailwinds supporting top-line momentum," Mr Mensah said.
Given that the profits of a significant number of FT SE 100 companies are derived overseas and are denominated in dollars, this inevitably led the Index to fall due to the lighter currency tailwind. The FT SE 100 closed down marginally by 15.2 points, or 0.22%, at 6,879.4.