downwind

adverb or adjective
down·​wind | \ ˈdau̇n-ˈwind How to pronounce downwind (audio) \

Definition of downwind

: in the direction that the wind is blowing

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Examples of downwind in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By the time the snow ends, more than 6 inches is likely in some spots, with higher amounts downwind of lakes Erie and Ontario. NBC News, 22 Nov. 2021 The story of Norilsk’s pollution is written in the trees: 5.9 million acres of dead and dying boreal forest downwind from the Norilsk Nickel compound — a scar larger than New Jersey, slashed into the largest forested region on Earth. NBC News, 28 Nov. 2021 Meanwhile, on the cold side of the storm, lake effect snow with gusty winds will continue downwind of the lakes. NBC News, 19 Nov. 2021 Trails downwind from the eruption have been closed for years. Fox News, 30 Sep. 2021 Trails downwind from the eruption have been closed for years. Caleb Jones, ajc, 30 Sep. 2021 Trails downwind from the eruption have been closed for years. NBC News, 30 Sep. 2021 Trails downwind from the eruption have been closed for years. BostonGlobe.com, 30 Sep. 2021 The wildfire smoke alone would be enough to trigger a health emergency, but combined with the spread of the coronavirus, health experts are concerned the region downwind from the Caldor Fire could be thrust into a crisis. Rachel Ramirez, CNN, 25 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of downwind

1826, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of downwind was in 1826

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23 Dec 2021

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“Downwind.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/downwind. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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downwind

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of downwind

: in the direction that the wind is moving

downwind

adverb or adjective
down·​wind | \ ˈdau̇n-ˈwind How to pronounce downwind (audio) \

Kids Definition of downwind

: in the direction the wind is blowing sailing downwind the downwind side

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