upwind

[ adverb, adjective uhp-wind; noun uhp-wind ]
/ adverb, adjective ˈʌpˈwɪnd; noun ˈʌpˌwɪnd /

adverb

toward or against the wind or the direction from which it is blowing: The hunters stalked upwind.

adjective

moving or situated toward or in the direction from which the wind is blowing: an upwind leap; the upwind portions of the aircraft.

noun

a wind that blows against one's course or up a slope.

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Origin of upwind

First recorded in 1830–40; up- + wind1
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British Dictionary definitions for upwind

upwind
/ (ˈʌpˈwɪnd) /

adverb

into or against the wind
towards or on the side where the wind is blowing; windward

adjective

going against the windthe upwind leg of the course
on the windward sidethe upwind side of the house has weathered
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