[ UK /dˈa‍ʊnwɪnd/ ]
[ US /daʊnˈwɪnd/ ]
  1. with the wind; in the direction the wind is blowing
    they flew downwind
  2. toward the wind
    they were sailing windward
  1. towards the side away from the wind
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How To Use downwind In A Sentence

  • The clouds were streeting up as the wind was strong and we just had to go downwind to get to goal.
  • By then, children and others living in downwind areas were beginning to develop leukemia.
  • Every hair on his body stood up and he started slowly circling the deke in a wide arc, first along the far side, then round to the near, and eventually straight downwind of the imposter, not 5 yards from the base of my tree. Hurteau: Help Me Score This Buck
  • A sail blows off the foredeck and a spinnaker drum jams so they can't jibe on the downwind leg.
  • On the downwind leg to a dan-buoy at Henholme, Pilgrim managed to get an inside turn on Liberty and rounded in second.
  • The fumes wend their way downwind for a week or more, whichever direction the wind is heading.
  • Day 1 was stormy, rain cells dumping near launch and downwind, north winds aloft.
  • Therefore, any beneficial effect of reactor shutdowns may apply only to the closest downwind counties.
  • Start from a vertical climb directly downwind.
  • After tracking in the frost awhile, I sat downwind and across a ravine from a doe and two fawns. Everyday Enlightenments
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