upwind


upwind

adverb

  1. toward or against the wind or the direction from which it is blowing: The hunters stalked upwind.

adjective

  1. moving or situated toward or in the direction from which the wind is blowing: an upwind leap; the upwind portions of the aircraft.

noun

  1. a wind that blows against one’s course or up a slope.

adverb

  1. into or against the wind
  2. towards or on the side where the wind is blowing; windward

adjective

  1. going against the windthe upwind leg of the course
  2. on the windward sidethe upwind side of the house has weathered
adj.

1838, from up- + wind (n.1). Originally a nautical term.

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