- The direction from which the wind blows.
- The side receiving the wind's force.
(nautical) sailing into the wind
1840: w:Richard Henry Dana, Richard Henry Dana, Two Years before the Mast - A vessel has the weather gage of another when she is to windward of her. A weatherly ship is one that works well to windward, making but little leeway.
in a position of vantage.
- Towards the wind, or the direction from which the wind is blowing.
- On the side exposed to the wind.
- In a direction from which the wind blows, against the wind.
- ''We beat our way .
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