tailwind

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tail +‎ wind

Noun[edit]

tailwind (plural tailwinds)

  1. (nautical) a wind that blows in the same direction as the course of an aircraft or ship

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Verb[edit]

tailwind (third-person singular simple present tailwinds, present participle tailwinding, simple past and past participle tailwinded)

  1. Of wind, to blow on a windmill or wind turbine in such a way that wind pressure is exerted on the wrong side of the sail or turbine assembly.