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leeward

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noun lee·ward \ˈlē-wərd, especially nautical ˈlü-ərd\

Simple Definition of leeward

  • : the side that is sheltered from the wind : the lee side

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of leeward

  1. :  the lee side

Examples of leeward in a sentence

  1. We turned the boat to leeward.



1549

First Known Use of leeward

1549

Other Nautical Terms


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leeward

adjective lee·ward

Simple Definition of leeward

  • : located on the side that is sheltered from the wind

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of leeward

  1. :  being in or facing the direction toward which the wind is blowing; also :  being the side opposite the windward

Examples of leeward in a sentence

  1. the leeward side of the island

  2. <we moved to the leeward side of the ship so that we wouldn't have the wind in our faces>



1630

First Known Use of leeward

1630

Other Nautical Terms

Rhymes with leeward


LEEWARD Defined for Kids

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leeward

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noun lee·ward \ˈlē-wərd\

Definition of leeward for Students

  1. :  the side that is sheltered from the wind <Sail to the leeward of the buoy.>




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leeward

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adjective lee·ward

Definition of leeward for Students

  1. :  located on the side that is sheltered from the wind <the leeward side of the house>





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