upwind

[ UK /ˈʌpwɪnd/ ]
ADVERB
  1. in the direction opposite to the direction the wind is blowing
    they flew upwind
  2. away from the wind
    they were sailing leeward
ADJECTIVE
  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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