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windward

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1windward

noun wind·ward \ˈwin(d)-wərd\

: the side or direction that the wind is blowing from

Full Definition of WINDWARD

:  the side or direction from which the wind is blowing
to windward
:  into or in an advantageous position

First Known Use of WINDWARD

1549

2windward

adjective

: located on the side that is facing the direction that the wind is blowing from

Full Definition of WINDWARD

:  being in or facing the direction from which the wind is blowing — compare leeward

Examples of WINDWARD

  1. The windward side of the mountain was rocky and treeless.

First Known Use of WINDWARD

1627

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