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20:31 Feb 16, 2009
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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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