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downwind

1. in the same direction towards which the wind is blowing; with the wind from behind
2. towards or on the side away from the wind; leeward

downwind

[′dau̇n‚wind]
(navigation)
In the direction toward which the wind is blowing; applies particularly to moving downwind, whether desired or not.

downwind

downwind
i. In the direction away from the source of wind.
ii. Refers to the downwind leg of a circuit or traffic pattern. The path flown by aircraft parallel to but in the direction opposite to that for takeoff or landing on the airfield circuit pattern.
iii. When transmitted by aircraft or air traffic control on the radio, it means that the aircraft in the circuit pattern is approximately abeam of the upwind end of the runway in use. See downwind (ii).
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For brevity, three-bladed upwind and downwind cases are denoted as 3UW and 3DW, and the corresponding two-bladed cases as 2UW and 2DW, respectively.
The design features a plumb, rather full bow--for good buoyancy downwind to negate the tendency of ocean-going yachts to nosedive in large waves--and particularly vertical topsides that run fully aft to a broad, squared-off transom so as to maximise waterline length, especially when heeled.
By setting up between the rid getop and the sidehill trail, on morning hunts our odor stream will float over the bucks below, even as we stay downwind of the deer on the ridge.
Average bacterial counts over the sampling period were 2,800 colony forming units (CFU) per cubic meter of air at the upwind site; 84,000 CFU 165 feet downwind of the barn; and 7,900 CFU 655 feet from the barn.
We are under no illusions that it will be extremely difficult, but it is also downwind and that is where our strengths hopefully lie.
About 30 yards downwind from the hunters, Dively plants 15 flyers on poles of varying heights from 3 feet to 8 feet high.
8-mile) wide hydrocarbon plume downwind of the spill site.
I wasn't always up at the front but because I read the wind shifts correctly up wind and maintained good speed downwind I finished with the results I wanted," added Al Kooheji.
You should always stay downwind from game, but when breezes do not cooperate, you can help your own cause with commercial scent products.
Having driven through the downwind valley areas of two of California's largest "farms" at that time (Tehachapi and San Gorgonio), they had some of the worst stagnant air pollution I've seen.
Speaking before the start, Liverpool 08 skipper Ben Galloway said: "We're expecting to do a lot better than we did in Race 8 from Hawaii because this is a downwind race and we always perform better downwind.
Liverpool 08's skipper Ben Galloway said: "This race should hopefully be downwind most of the way and the crew performs really well downwind.