leeward

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

1lee·ward

noun \ˈlē-wərd, especially nautical ˈlü-ərd\

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

Full Definition of LEEWARD

:  the lee side

Examples of LEEWARD

  1. We turned the boat to leeward.

First Known Use of LEEWARD

1549

Other Nautical Terms

avast, aweigh, flotsam, jib, keel, lee, port, starboard, stay

Rhymes with LEEWARD

2leeward

adjective

: located on the side that is sheltered from the wind

Full Definition of LEEWARD

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

Examples of LEEWARD

  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>

First Known Use of LEEWARD

1630

Related to LEEWARD

Synonyms
downwind
Antonyms
upwind, windward

Other Nautical Terms

avast, aweigh, flotsam, jib, keel, lee, port, starboard, stay

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