Idioms about windward
to windward, in a position of vantage: We got to windward of the difficulty.: Also to the windward.
- wind·ward·ness, noun
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How to use windward in a sentence
He is renting a home on Oahu’s windward side but, like many other lower-income applicants on the waitlist, he and his family have spent time homeless.The U.S. Owes Hawaiians Millions of Dollars Worth of Land. Congress Helped Make Sure the Debt Wasn’t Paid. | by Rob Perez, Honolulu Star-Advertiser | May 7, 2021 | ProPublica
A bird who finds himself on the huddle’s windward side is soon driven to relocate to its warmer, leeward side.
As more birds leave the windward side, penguins in the center soon find themselves exposed.
Wind flow and temperature around the huddle prompt a first penguin — typically the coldest on the windward side — to relocate.
Archie Carr, The windward Road: Adventures of a Naturalist On Remote Caribbean Shores—The title tells you a lot, but not enough.Book Bag: Overlooked Classic Books From the Sunshine State | Randy Wayne White | September 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I have heard Joe say that small shot couldn't have hit you very much harder than the drift when you looked to windward.The Chequers | James Runciman
Without her powerful engines to tow it to windward of the wrecks the lifeboat would be much, very much, less useful than it is.The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands | R.M. Ballantyne
The hawser was slipped as he spoke; the lifeboat was hauled slowly but steadily to windward up to her anchor.The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands | R.M. Ballantyne
They found their way up on to the windward side of the promenade, which was absolutely deserted.The Double Four | E. Phillips Oppenheim
It was no easy thing to hold the yacht on its course, even with no sail to drive it up to windward.The Rival Campers | Ruel Perley Smith
British Dictionary definitions for windward
of, in, or moving to the quarter from which the wind blows
to windward of advantageously situated with respect to
the windward point
the side towards the wind
towards the wind
- Compare leeward
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