Definition of wind–rode
: caused to ride with head to the wind practically unaffected by tide or current —used of a ship at anchor with wind and tide approximately opposed —opposed to tide-rode
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Origin and Etymology of wind–rode
1wind + rode, chiefly dialect past participle of ride
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