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leeward (adj.)

"situated away from the wind, on the side opposite the weather side of a ship, pertaining to the quarter toward which the wind blows," 1660s, from lee + -ward. Also as an adverb. Similar formation in Dutch lijwaarts, German leewärts, Swedish lävart. The Leeward Islands are so called in reference to prevailing northeasterly trade winds.

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Definitions of leeward
1
leeward (n.)
the direction in which the wind is blowing;
leeward (n.)
the side of something that is sheltered from the wind;
Synonyms: lee / lee side
2
leeward (adv.)
away from the wind;
they were sailing leeward
Synonyms: upwind
3
leeward (adj.)
on the side away from the wind;
on the leeward side of the island
From wordnet.princeton.edu