Meaning of leeward

lee•ward

Pronunciation: (lē'wurdNaut.l&oomacr'urd), [key]
— adj.
  1. pertaining to, situated in, or moving toward the quarter toward which the wind blows (opposed to windward).
—n.
  1. the lee side; the point or quarter toward which the wind blows.
—adv.
  1. toward the lee.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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