Adjective "leeward" definition and examples

(Leeward may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples

adverb & adjective

On or towards the side sheltered from the wind; downwind.
  1. as adverb 'we pitched our tents leeward of a hill'
  2. 'The leeward water was green and relatively weed-free; however, when walking the rocks, I like the option of casting into the open Gulf water.'
  3. 'Thus, shady leeward slopes often have weak layers beneath cakes of windblown snow - a perfect recipe for a slab avalanche.'
  4. 'If the wind is forced over them on the leeward side of the mountain the air sinks, creating an area of high pressure and clear skies.'
  5. 'She had entered the warehouse from the leeward side and found the stairs without difficulty.'
  6. 'Sand grains are blown up the windward side of the heap and over the crest until the leeward side of the dune is so steep that it slumps under its own weight.'
  7. 'The clarity along the leeward stretches usually is good, with two - to three-foot sub-surface visibility.'
  8. 'I'm standing with Pete Melvin in the leeward cockpit when there is an almighty bang.'
  9. 'Looking for shelter, he finds himself a place to sit in the leeward side of a snowdrift.'
  10. 'He flails for a while, and then clambers up the leeward side of the hull.'
  11. 'On the leeward side is the Caribbean; on the windward side, the Atlantic.'


The side sheltered or away from the wind.
  1. 'The mast is quite flexible, and, with this much sail and no standing riggings, the top is prone to twist to leeward considerably when the wind picks up.'
  2. 'The T-shaped cockpit provides plenty of leg space and seats are not so far apart that you can't brace to leeward if necessary.'
  3. 'The problem with sailing in strong winds with light crews, is that we're both so high up above the boom, we can't see much to leeward, as the sails block our view.'

More definitions

1. pertaining to, situated in, or moving toward the quarter toward which the wind blows (opposed to windward). noun

2. the lee side; the point or quarter toward which the wind blows. adverb

3. toward the lee.

More examples(as adjective)

"islands can be leeward."

"sides can be leeward."

"rails can be leeward."

"northwests can be leeward."

"chains can be leeward."

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