Meaning of downwind

down•wind

Pronunciation: (doun'wind'), [key]
— adv.
  1. in the direction toward which the wind is blowing: We coasted downwind.
  2. on or toward the lee side: The lion was running downwind of us and caught our scent.
—adj.
  1. moving downwind: a downwind current.
  2. situated on or toward the lee side:Cf. upwind. The downwind halyard blew outboard.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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