Definitions

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  • n. a wind that blows in the same direction as the course of an aircraft or ship

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. wind blowing in the same direction as the path of a ship or aircraft

Etymologies

From tail + wind. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In a pitch from last month, FAOFool shares that sentiment, touching on Lab Corp. 's monstrous long-term tailwind:

    Fool.com: The Motley Fool

  • It may even be - I don't want to use the word tailwind because you've sort of pooh-poohed that a little bit, but it shouldn't be nearly a headwind, right?

    SeekingAlpha.com: Home Page

  • Because the tailwind was about 9 mph, double the allowable, the world record remains 9.72, set May 31 by Jamaica's Usain Bolt in New York City.

    Gay wins trials 100 with wind-aided 9.68

  • Only once has anyone recorded a faster time, and in that race, the tailwind was a blustery 5.7 mps.

    USATODAY.com - Sprinters looking at Greene with envy

  • Samra likes it at 15 times 2011 estimated earnings, thanks to a "tailwind" from health care and educational institutions farming out catering.

    Value Maven

  • One French intelligence officer, who didn't want to be identified discussing internal Israeli politics, describes Dagan as a "tailwind" carrying Netanyahu toward military action.

    Iran’s Worst Enemy

  • In a separate note issued late Sunday, Anderson said the sales "tailwind" from Medicare changes will likely run through the end of the year for big pharma firms.

    Analysts Weigh In On Merck Results

  • (Bloomberg) -- India's record spending on roads, power plants and ports will provide a "tailwind" for equipment makers, leading the benchmark stock index to a 10 percent gain this year, Principal Pnb Asset Management Co. said.

    The Oil Drum - Discussions about Energy and Our Future

  • You mentioned earlier about the stimulus, being a positive kind of tailwind for I'll prices.

    Apache Q3 2010 Earnings Call Transcript -- Seeking Alpha

  • His election win had given a "tailwind" to Hatoyama's review of the base deal, said Toshio Kamo, a politics professor at Ritsumeikan University.

    Bangkokpost.com : Breaking News

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