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Meaning of “leeward” in the English Dictionary

"leeward" in British English

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leewardadjective

uk   /ˈliː.wəd/  us   /-wɚd/ specialized
(on the ​side of a ​ship, etc.) ​facing away from the ​wind
(Definition of leeward from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"leeward" in American English

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leewardadjective, adverb

 us   /ˈli·wərd, ˈlu·ərd/
earth science on the ​side away from the ​wind, or in the ​direction toward which the ​wind is ​blowing
(Definition of leeward from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “leeward”
in Chinese (Simplified) 逆风的,背风的,下风的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 逆風的,背風的,下風的…
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