Pronunciation: (doun'wind'), [key]
1. in the direction toward which the wind is blowing: We coasted downwind.
2. on or toward the lee side: The lion was running downwind of us and caught our scent.
1. moving downwind: a downwind current.
2. situated on or toward the lee side: The downwind halyard blew outboard. Cf. upwind.
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