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16:56 Mar 15, 2010
English to Slovak translations [PRO]
Ships, Sailing, Maritime
English term or phrase: leeward
Definition from seadercraft.com:
The direction the wind is going, downwind. Opposite side of windward.

Example sentence(s):
  • The general rules, then, for turning a ship are these: to bring her head to the wind, put the helm to leeward, and bring the wind to act as much as possible on the after sails, and as little as possible on the head sails John Holden
  • A crop of waterspouts, with their attendant whirlwinds, appeared right in her course, and she was compelled to take in sail and run away to leeward. Ship Modelers Association
  • If the two sailboats are on the same tack then the windward boat must give way to the leeward boat. scandinaviancentre.org
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Anton Šaliga
4po vetre
Michal Zugec

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Definition from own experience or research:
Strana v smere vetra

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Anton Šaliga
Local time: 21:28
Native speaker of: Native in SlovakSlovak
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3 days 1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
po vetre

Definition from own experience or research:
V letectve je to bežne používaný výraz a väčšina relevantných leteckých výrazov je prevzatá z námorníctva.

Example sentence(s):
  • LEEWARD smer po vetre - Odborný slovník potápania  
  • Jazda jedného z členov posádky na mieste zadáka, držanie priameho smeru záberom vpred a ulomením (náročné cvičenie vo veternom počasí, pretože vietor naráža na zodvihnutú provu a otáča loď po vetre). - UMB Banská Bystrica  
Michal Zugec
Local time: 21:28
Native speaker of: Slovak
PRO pts in category: 8
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