windbound [wind-bound] ExamplesWord Origin adjective
- (of a sailing ship, sailboat, or the like) kept from sailing by a from the wrong direction or one of too high velocity.
Origin of windbound First recorded in 1580–90;+ Examples from the Web for windbound Historical Examples of windbound
On one occasion a collier brig had been windbound for several days in the Yarmouth roads.
Windbound means when the ship is detained in one particular station by contrary winds.
The boats which were windbound eight days arrived this morning all safe and well.
William Henry Gray
British Dictionary definitions for windbound windbound adjective
- (of a sailing vessel) prevented from sailing by an unfavourable wind