trade wind

noun

Definition of trade wind

  1. :  a wind blowing almost constantly in one direction; especially :  a wind blowing almost continually toward the equator from the northeast in the belt between the northern horse latitudes and the doldrums and from the southeast in the belt between the southern horse latitudes and the doldrums —usually used in plural

1615

First Known Use of trade wind

1615


TRADE WIND Defined for English Language Learners

trade wind

noun

Definition of trade wind for English Language Learners

  • : a wind that blows almost constantly to the west and towards the equator


TRADE WIND Defined for Kids

trade wind

noun

Definition of trade wind for Students

  1. :  a wind blowing steadily toward the equator from an easterly direction


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