Also trade winds .Also called trades. any of the nearly constant easterly winds that dominate most of the tropics and subtropics throughout the world, blowing mainly from the northeast in the Northern Hemisphere, and from the southeast in the Southern Hemisphere.
any wind that blows in one regular course, or continually in the same direction.
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How to use trade wind in a sentence
La Niña occurs when super strong trade winds push warm water closer to Asia, bringing an upswing of cold water from deep below the ocean to the surface off the western side of the Americas, according to NOAA.La Niña is likely back for another unpredictable winter | Sara Kiley Watson | October 15, 2021 | Popular-Science
A resort villa in south MauiThe massive bulk of Haleakala, which forces trade winds to dump their moisture on the Hana side, leaves Wailea sunny and dry nearly year-round on the other.
We now caught the trade wind, that blows from the east, and is anxiously desired by all sailors.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
We were now within the tropics, but found the heat greatly moderated by the trade wind, and only unbearable in the cabin.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
It diminishes downwardly in the water, and also toward the polar sides of the trade-wind districts.Outlines of the Earth's History | Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
At ten or eleven oclock of the morning, the heat of the tropics lifts its hat to the Doctor as the natives call the trade-wind.Gardens of the Caribbees, v. 1/2 | Ida May Hill Starr
The north-east trade-wind, which began blowing during the night, was now carrying the stranger steadily along before it.The Missing Ship | W. H. G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for trade wind
a wind blowing obliquely towards the equator either from the northeast in the N hemisphere or the southeast in the S hemisphere, approximately between latitudes 30° N and S, forming part of the planetary wind system
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