leeward

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lee (side away from the wind) +‎ -ward (direction)

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  • IPA(key): /ˈliːwɜ(ɹ)d/, (nautical) IPA(key): /ˈluːɜ(ɹ)d/

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leeward (comparative more leeward, superlative most leeward)

  1. On the side sheltered from the wind; in that direction.

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leeward (comparative more leeward, superlative most leeward)

  1. Away from the direction from which the wind is blowing. Downwind.

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