[ UK /ˈʌpwɪnd/ ]
  1. in the direction opposite to the direction the wind is blowing
    they flew upwind
  2. away from the wind
    they were sailing leeward
  1. towards the side exposed to wind
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How To Use upwind In A Sentence

  • Even upwind, Janet could smell the burning rubber and plastic. AFTERMATH
  • Given the prevailing south-west to north-east winds of the Sudbury summer, Penage is normally upwind, not downwind, from the smokestacks.
  • And a medical colleague of his, Dr Alan Preece, says lung cancer is more common downwind of power lines than upwind.
  • The French team, which has struggled this week, sailed a strong race, with a good start, and a solid upwind leg.
  • Moving to the other side of the road, which coincidentally happened to be upwind, I also found the asters blooming like crazy, mixed in with a bunch of yellow succulents, that I would have called sedum, but now I'm not so sure. grouse Diary Entry
  • The rich went to live in the west of London, upwind of the smell of people and industry.
  • I tacked upwind a few hundred yards and began slicing down the smooth, right-breaking faces, trying to stay focused on the sharp coral just below the surface.
  • The kites fly upwind. How beautiful the scene is!
  • Remaining upwind, above ground level, and in a sealed room with an adequate air supply, will provide protection for civilians - if they have time to prepare.
  • If we're upwind of the animal it may smell our scent.
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