Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A wind blowing in the same direction as that of the course of an aircraft, ship, or other vehicle.

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

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

Etymologies

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From tail + wind.

Examples

  • 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?

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  • 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?

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

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  • 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?

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  • 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?

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  • 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?

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  • 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?

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  • 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?

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  • 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

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