leeward


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Synonyms for leeward

the direction in which the wind is blowing

the side of something that is sheltered from the wind

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on the side away from the wind

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toward the wind

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References in classic literature ?
Once more they made their leeward pull down the port side of the Lancashire Queen, and once more we churned down after them before the wind.
On the row to windward they always gained on us, so that they were half-way down the ship's side on the row to leeward when we were passing the bow.
I looked for the boat, and, while Wolf Larsen cleared the boat- tackles, saw it lift to leeward on a big sea an not a score of feet away.
Yes, that is what fetched you to leeward," McCoy went on.
Konig grinned vindictively and turned away, while Captain Davenport leaned against the cabin and for half an hour spoke no word, contenting himself with gazing to leeward with an expression of musing hopelessness on his face.
The wind returned, and the PYRENEES, her deck smoking and shimmering in the bright gray light, ran off dead to leeward.
The smoke columns along the heights became garrulous, and long before the Arangi was through the passage the entire leeward coast, from the salt-water men of the shore to the remotest bush villagers, knew that the labour recruiter was going in to Langa-Langa.
The Virgin crowding all sail, made after her four young keels, and thus they all disappeared far to leeward, still in bold, hopeful chase.
Barbuda came next using Antique and Leeward Island stamps.
Leeward Renewable Energy, LLC ("Leeward") and GE today announced the successful completion of the repowering of the combined capacity 136 MW Sweetwater 1 & 2 wind farms in Nolan County, Texas.
A second powerful storm in as many weeks was bearing down on a string of battered Caribbean islands on Sunday, with forecasters saying Maria would strengthen rapidly into a major hurricane in the next two days and rip into the Leeward Islands on Monday night.
Additional rapid strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours and Maria is expected to be a dangerous major hurricane as it moves through the Leeward Islands and the northeastern Caribbean Sea," the NHC said.
Maria continues to strengthen and is expected to be at major hurricane intensity when it affects portions of the Leeward Islands over the next few days, bringing dangerous wind, storm surge and rainfall hazards," the hurricane center said, (https://www.
TEHRAN (FNA)- A second powerful storm in as many weeks began bearing down on a string of battered Caribbean islands, with forecasters saying Maria would strengthen rapidly into a major hurricane as it ripped into the Leeward Islands on Monday night.
The storm was still located some 700 kilometers east of the Leeward Islands, but could pose a threat later this week to parts of the region already hard hit by hurricane Irma last week, dpa quoted the US-based National Hurricane Center as saying.