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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Any of a consistent pattern of air movement occupying most of the tropics

Usage examples (34)
  • The regularity of the tradewind is interfered with by the neighbourhood of large land masses.
  • Uncommonly tall, she was as black of skin as many of her colleagues were of heart, and there was a trace of tradewind in her accent.
  • Remember that the Mauna Loa observatory is measuring predominantly tradewind-delivered mixed atmosphere, which is some 2500 miles or more downwind of urban/industrial areas.
  • At the same time we were also farther from the shore than we had presumed was necessary for falling in with the tradewind; but in this particular we were most grievously... for more
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