"leeward" in the noun sense
the direction in which the wind is blowing
2. lee, lee side, leeward
the side of something that is sheltered from the wind
"leeward" in the adjective sense
on the side away from the wind
"on the leeward side of the island"
"leeward" in the adverb sense
1. leeward, upwind
away from the wind
"they were sailing leeward"
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