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backwind

noun

Definition of backwind

  1. :  a wind blowing onto the wrong side of a sail; especially :  one directed upon a mainsail by a wrongly trimmed jib

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Origin and Etymology of backwind

3back + wind


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backwind

transitive verb \"\

Definition of backwind

  1. 1 :  to direct a backwind upon a jib thus bellied is most apt to backwind the mainsail

  2. 2 :  to sail to windward of (another sailing ship) so as to blanket or interfere with the wind backwind his opponent in a yacht race

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First Known Use of backwind

1899


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