Wind-rode
Wind-rode Wind"-rode`, a. (Naut.) Caused to ride or drive by the wind in opposition to the course of the tide; -- said of a vessel lying at anchor, with wind and tide opposed to each other. --Totten. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • wind-rode — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: wind (I) + rode, chiefly dialect past participle of ride : caused to ride with head to the wind practically unaffected by tide or current used of a ship at anchor with wind and tide approximately opposed; opposed… …   Useful english dictionary

  • -rode — (f. ride v.): see tide , wind rode …   Useful english dictionary

  • tide-rode — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: tide (I) + rode, chiefly dialect past participle of ride : swung by the tide regardless of the wind when at anchor opposed to wind rode …   Useful english dictionary

  • Whispering Wind — is a short story by Frederick Forsyth which was published in 2001 in the collection The Veteran.About the bookThe book is about a Frontier Scout in the Custer Army during 1876. The army was told to escort the Indians, who had crossed over to… …   Wikipedia

  • Tide-rode — a. (Naut.) Swung by the tide when at anchor; opposed to wind rode. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chinook wind — For other uses, see Chinook (disambiguation). Adiabatic warming of downward moving air produces the warm Chinook wind Chinook winds (  / …   Wikipedia

  • trade wind — noun steady winds blowing from east to west above and below the equator they rode the trade winds going west • Syn: ↑trade • Hypernyms: ↑prevailing wind * * * noun Etymology: trade (IV …   Useful english dictionary

  • The Wind at Dawn — is a poem set to music by the English composer Edward Elgar in 1888. The poem was written in 1880 by (Caroline) Alice Roberts, before she had met Elgar, though they were married in the year after the song was written.Alice offered the poem to… …   Wikipedia

  • second wind — N SING When you get your second wind, you become able to continue doing something difficult or energetic after you have been tired or out of breath. Finding a second wind, he rode away from his pursuers …   English dictionary

  • trade wind — noun /ˈtreɪdˑwɪnd/ A steady wind that blows from east to west above and below the equator. They rode the trade winds going west. Syn: westerly Ant: easterly …   Wiktionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”