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leeward

[ lee-werd; Nautical loo-erd ]
/ ˈli wərd; Nautical ˈlu ərd /
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adjective
pertaining to, situated in, or moving toward the quarter toward which the wind blows (opposed to windward).
noun
the lee side; the point or quarter toward which the wind blows.
adverb
toward the lee.
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Origin of leeward

First recorded in 1540–50; lee + -ward

OTHER WORDS FROM leeward

lee·ward·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for leeward

leeward
/ (ˈliːwəd, nautical ˈluːəd) mainly nautical /

adjective
of, in, or moving to the quarter towards which the wind blows
noun
the point or quarter towards which the wind blows
the side towards the lee
adverb
towards the lee
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