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downwinder

noun

People who live where nuclear fallout reaches them on the wind: Bush signed a bill to compensate downwinders and some workers who participated in above-ground atomic tests/ The studies have not yet confirmed what the downwinders say they know (1980s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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