A wind that blows predominantly from a single general direction. The trade winds of the tropics, which blow from the east throughout the year, are prevailing winds. See illustration at wind.
The graduation-house should be built lengthwise in the direction of the prevailing wind, with its ends open.
The prevailing wind has been southerly, with sometimes a little east.
The prevailing wind was from the east, and thus caught our house on its most protected short wall.
The prevailing wind of Naples is from the southwest, being the strong counter trades which belong in that latitude.
Table 3, shows the prevailing wind direction and the hourly maximum velocity.
Such shelter belt is usually placed at the extreme edge of the home yard, toward the heaviest or prevailing wind.
Indeed, he adds, vegetation did not appear to have suffered either from its elevated position, or from any prevailing wind.
A large chimney, cowled to face the prevailing wind, served for ventilation, and on the hottest days one was cool and comfortable.
He knew that in the Bay of Bengal the prevailing wind at that season is south-westerly.
If the spot selected is in a windy location, incline the tree slightly toward the prevailing wind.