from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of a consistent system of prevailing winds occupying most of the tropics, constituting the major component of the general circulation of the atmosphere, and blowing northeasterly in the Northern Hemisphere and southeasterly in the Southern Hemisphere.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A wind that blows in a regular trade or course—that is, continually in the same direction.
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- noun A steady wind that blows from east to west above and below the equator.
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- noun steady winds blowing from east to west above and below the equator
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[From obsolete to blow trade, to blow in a regular course, from trade, regular course (obsolete).]
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