under the wind


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under the wind

Moving in the same direction as the wind, so as to travel farther or more quickly. Chiefly a nautical phrase, though sometimes used in reference to golf. Try to keep us under the wind if you can, we want to complete the journey in the best time possible. She's a master at keeping her ball under the wind, maximizing the distance she can cover with every swing.
See also: wind

under the wind

1. Nautical To the leeward.
2. In a location protected from the wind.
See also: wind