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windward

Chiefly nautical
1. of, in, or moving to the quarter from which the wind blows
2. to windward of advantageously situated with respect to
3. the windward point
4. the side towards the wind

Windward

On the side exposed to the wind; the opposite of leeward.

windward

[′win·wərd]
(meteorology)
In the general direction from which the wind blows.
References in classic literature ?
On the next tack to windward the Greek offered to change places with Charley.
And young Powell turned his eyes to windward with a catch in his breath.
From regarding me curiously, he turned his head and glanced out over the leaden sea to windward.