tailwind

noun tail·wind \ ˈtāl-ˌwind \
|Updated on: 13 Jun 2018

Definition of tailwind

: a wind having the same general direction as a course of movement (as of an aircraft)

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First Known Use of tailwind

1897

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Definition of tailwind for English Language Learners

  • : a wind that blows in the same direction as something (such as a ship or an airplane) that is moving forward


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