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leeward

adjective, adverb
     
Related topics: Meteorology, Water
lee‧ward
1HEMTTW the leeward side of something is the side that is sheltered from the wind [≠ windward]:
We camped on the leeward side of the mountain.
2 technicalTTW a leeward direction is the same direction as the wind is blowing [≠ windward]
to leeward (=in a leeward direction)
The ship cruised slowly to leeward.

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