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leeward


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Leeward  \Lee"ward\  (l[=e]"w[~e]rd  or  l[=u]"[~e]rd),  a.  (Naut.) 
  Pertaining  to  or  in  the  direction  of  the  part  or  side 
  toward  which  the  wind  blows;  --  opposed  to  {windward};  as  a 
  leeward  berth;  a  leeward  ship.  --  n.  The  lee  side  the  lee. 
  --  adv  Toward  the  lee. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  leeward 
  adj  :  on  the  side  away  from  the  wind;  "on  the  leeward  side  of  the 
  island"  [ant:  {windward}] 
  n  1:  the  direction  in  which  the  wind  is  blowing  [ant:  {windward}] 
  2:  the  side  of  something  that  is  sheltered  from  the  wind  [syn: 
  {lee},  {lee  side}] 
  adv  :  toward  the  wind;  "they  were  sailing  leeward"  [syn:  {upwind}] 
  [ant:  {windward},  {windward}] 




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