upwind

adverb or adjective up·wind \ ˈəp-ˈwind \
Updated on: 4 Apr 2018

Definition of upwind

: in the direction from which the wind is blowing

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First Known Use of upwind

1838

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Definition of upwind for English Language Learners

  • : in the direction that is opposite to the direction of the wind


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upwind

adverb or adjective up·wind \ ˈəp-ˈwind \

Definition of upwind for Students

: in the direction from which the wind is blowing


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