Definition of Trade wind

1. Noun. Steady winds blowing from east to west above and below the equator. "They rode the trade winds going west"

Exact synonyms: Trade
Generic synonyms: Prevailing Wind

Definition of Trade wind

1. Noun. A steady wind that blows from east to west above and below the equator. ¹

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Literary usage of Trade wind

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The southeast trade wind, on the other hand, advances beyond the equator, both in summer ... In July the zone of this trade wind extends from New Guinea and ..."

2. The Physical Geography of the Sea by Matthew Fontaine Maury (1858)
"Scenes in the Trade-wind Regions, 770.—The Effect of South Africa and ... Let us commence the study of Plate VIII. by examining the trade-wind region ; that ..."

3. Physiography by Rollin D. Salisbury (1919)
"Life in the trade-wind climate. Since moisture is scanty, forests as dense as those in ... In parts of the trade-wind deserts, however, showers occur now ..."

4. The Earth and Man: Lectures on Comparative Physical Geography, in Its by Arnold Guyot (1849)
"... tropical regions — trade wind of the Pacific Ocean — trade wind of the Atlantic — The monsoons of the Indian seas — The winds of the temperate regions ..."

5. The American Coast Pilot: Containing the Courses and Distances Between the by Edmund March Blunt (1822)
"This is not, however, always the case ; for, if the trade-wind in its borders be much to the eastward, it frequently changes gradually round without an ..."

6. Report of the Annual Meeting (1868)
"SE trade-wind, and that to all appearance their rise and progress are intimately connected ... To the soul ii of the XW monsoon the SE trade-wind prevails. ..."

7. Explanations and Sailing Directions to Accompany the Wind and Current Charts by M[atthew] F[ontaine] Maury (1851)
"The trade wind Chart. Those charts of the series, marked letter B, are illustrative of the trade winds and the regions of calms and monsoons contiguous ..."

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