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Definition of "leeward" []

  • On or toward the side to which the wind is blowing. (adverb)
  • The lee side or quarter. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "leeward" in a sentence
  • "What you imagined to be a sailing vessel is that dark cloud there, coming up from the leeward, which is fast shutting out the horizon from view."
  • "We are housed on the "leeward" side of the base -- a boat ride from the Cuban mainland where the detainees are imprisoned and the military commissions take place."
  • "Kailua-Kona, which means "leeward" in Hawaiian, is on the sunny west coast of Hawaii's Big"