- to windward, in a position of vantage: We got to windward of the difficulty.Also to the windward.
Origin of windward
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Examples from the Web for windward
Archie Carr, The Windward Road: Adventures of a Naturalist On Remote Caribbean Shores—The title tells you a lot, but not enough.Book Bag: Overlooked Classic Books From the Sunshine State
Randy Wayne White
September 30, 2014
Let us get to windward and see what they are doing on the other side of the bonfire.Earth's Holocaust (From "Mosses From An Old Manse")
She had been built to cross the bars of the American harbours, and would not travel to windward.
We were able to lay past the enemy on this tack, and fairly got to windward of them.
I proposed to pull in the direction of the land; which was pulling to windward.
Not only this, but she will also drift to leeward when beating to windward.Boys' Book of Model Boats
Raymond Francis Yates
- of, in, or moving to the quarter from which the wind blows
- to windward of advantageously situated with respect to
- the windward point
- the side towards the wind
- towards the wind
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Word Origin and History for windward
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