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Windward and leeward

noun - Leeward is the direction downwind from the point of reference. The side of a ship that is towards the leeward is its lee side. If the vessel is heeling under the pressure of the wind, this will be the "lower side". In contrast, windward is the direction upwind from the point of reference. During the age of sail, the term "weather" was used as a synonym for windward in some contexts.



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