downwind [doun-wind] ExamplesWord Origin adverb
- in the direction toward which the is blowing: We coasted downwind.
- on or toward the lee side: The lion was running downwind of us and caught our scent.
- moving downwind: a downwind current.
- situated on or toward the lee side: The downwind halyard blew outboard.
Compare. Origin of downwind First recorded in 1850–55; + Examples from the Web for downwind Contemporary Examples of downwind
Poison comes out of a smokestack and, downwind, birds fall from the sky.
April 26, 2014
Historical Examples of downwind
And when a buffalo ran, he ran into the wind, not downwind, like the deer.
But they were downwind from it and it went elsewhere in search of prey.
Darius John Granger
Saltation is downwind movement of particles in a series of jumps or skips.
A. S. Walker
Note that this was downwind for him, and that rhinoceroses usually escape upwind.
Stewart Edward White
Well, just remember this then, never make a downwind landing with a seaplane in a wind blowing over eighteen miles an hour.
British Dictionary definitions for downwind downwind adverb, adjective
- in the same direction towards which the wind is blowing; with the wind from behind
- towards or on the side away from the wind; leeward