prevailing wind

Definitions of prevailing wind
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n the predominant wind direction

“the prevailing wind is from the southwest”
Types:
antitrades
wind in the upper atmosphere blowing above but in the opposite direction from the trade winds
trade, trade wind
steady winds blowing from east to west above and below the equator
antitrade, antitrade wind
winds blowing from west to east and lying above the trade winds in the tropics
Type of:
air current, current of air, wind
air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure

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