downwind
downwind down"wind adj. on the side or in the direction away from the direction from which the wind is blowing; in the direction toward which the wind is blowing; as, good hunters stay downwind of their prey. Opposite of {upwind}, and {windward}.

Syn: lee(prenominal), leeward. [WordNet 1.5]


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