from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A name given to any of the upper tropical winds which move northward or southward in the same manner as the trade-winds, but above them and in the opposite direction.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A westerly wind which blows nearly continuously between 30° and 50° of latitude in both the northern and the southern hemisphere.

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

  • noun winds blowing from west to east and lying above the trade winds in the tropics


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