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windbound

[ wind-bound ]
/ ˈwɪndˌbaʊnd /
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adjective
(of a sailing ship, sailboat, or the like) kept from sailing by a wind from the wrong direction or one of too high velocity.
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Origin of windbound

First recorded in 1580–90; wind1 + -bound1
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British Dictionary definitions for windbound

windbound
/ (ˈwɪndˌbaʊnd) /

adjective
(of a sailing vessel) prevented from sailing by an unfavourable wind
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