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leeward

noun lee·ward \ ˈlē-wərd , especially nautical ˈlü-ərd \
|Updated on: 9 Jun 2018

Definition of leeward

: the lee side

Examples of leeward in a Sentence

  1. We turned the boat to leeward.

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First Known Use of leeward

1549

in the meaning defined above

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leeward

adjective

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 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

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First Known Use of leeward

1630

in the meaning defined above

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leeward Synonyms

Synonyms

downwind;

Antonyms

upwind, windward;

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LEEWARD Defined for English Language Learners

leeward

Definition of leeward for English Language Learners

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


leeward

Definition of leeward for English Language Learners

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


LEEWARD Defined for Kids

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leeward

noun lee·ward \ ˈlē-wərd \

Definition of leeward for Students

: the side that is sheltered from the wind
  • Sail to the leeward of the buoy.

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leeward

adjective

Definition of leeward for Students

: located on the side that is sheltered from the wind
  • the leeward side of the house


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