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Adjective: leeward  lee-wurd [N. Amer], lee-wûd [Brit]
  1. On the side away from the wind
    "on the leeward side of the island"
Noun: leeward  lee-wurd [N. Amer], lee-wûd [Brit]
  1. The direction in which the wind is blowing
     
  2. The side of something that is sheltered from the wind
    - lee, lee side
Adverb: leeward  lee-wurd [N. Amer], lee-wûd [Brit]
  1. Toward the wind
    "they were sailing leeward";
    - upwind

Derived forms: leewards

See also: downwind, lee

Type of: direction, face, side

Antonym: windward

Encyclopedia: Leeward