English version

trade wind

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Meteorology
trade windˈtrade wind noun [countable]  HEMa tropical wind that blows towards the equator from either the northeast or the southeast
Examples from the Corpus
trade windSometimes a trade wind takes me toward land.Its economy, as a world trader, is sensitive to every trade wind that blows.To grasp the whole picture, envisage first the trade wind, blowing from east to west.
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