downwind

downwind
/down"wind"/, 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.
3. moving downwind: a downwind current.
4. situated on or toward the lee side: The downwind halyard blew outboard. Cf. upwind.
[1850-55; DOWN1 + WIND1]

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