antitrade

antitrade
noun
winds blowing from west to east and lying above the trade winds in the tropics
Syn: ↑antitrade wind
Hypernyms: ↑prevailing wind

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/an"ti trayd'/, n.
1. antitrades, westerly winds lying above the trade winds in the tropics.
adj.
2. noting or pertaining to such a wind.
[1850-55; ANTI- + TRADE]

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antitrade /anˈti-trād/
noun
(usu in pl) a wind that blows in the opposite direction to the trade wind, ie in the northern hemisphere from the north-east and in the southern hemisphere from the south-east
ORIGIN:anti- (3)

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