Pronunciation: (doun'wind'),[key] —adv. 1. in the direction toward which the wind is blowing: We coasted downwind. 2. on or toward the lee side: The lion was running downwind of us and caught our scent.
—adj. 1. moving downwind: a downwind current. 2. situated on or toward the lee side: The downwind halyard blew outboard. Cf. upwind.