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tailwind

[′tāl‚wind]
(meteorology)
A wind which assists the intended progress of an exposed, moving object, for example, rendering an airborne object's ground speed greater than its airspeed; the opposite of a headwind. Also known as following wind.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

tailwind

Any wind blowing on the aircraft from behind if the aircraft is on the ground, or any wind that produces a ground speed higher than the true air speed while in the air.
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