[ doun-wind ]
/ ˈdaʊnˈwɪnd /


in the direction toward which the wind is blowing: We coasted downwind.
on or toward the lee side: The lion was running downwind of us and caught our scent.


moving downwind: a downwind current.
situated on or toward the lee side: The downwind halyard blew outboard.
Compare upwind.

Origin of downwind

First recorded in 1850–55; down1 + wind1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for downwind

/ (ˈdaʊnˈwɪnd) /

adverb, adjective

in the same direction towards which the wind is blowing; with the wind from behind
towards or on the side away from the wind; leeward
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