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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
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Windward

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

[′win·wərd]
(meteorology)
In the general direction from which the wind blows.
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References in classic literature ?
On the row to windward they always gained on us, so that they were half-way down the ship's side on the row to leeward when we were passing the bow.
At daylight, with Pitcairn three miles to windward, Captain Davenport made out two canoes coming off to him.
The breeze will freshen tonight around midnight--see those tails of clouds and that thickness to windward, beyond the point there?
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. A bleakness came into his eyes, and the lines of his mouth grew severe and harsh.