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Windward Islands

[cf. the prevailing Bah. winds out of the southeast; elsewhere the term refers to the southern group of the Lesser Antilles] n. the southeastern islands of the Bahamas (Acklins, Crooked, Inagua, Long, Mayaguana, San Salva­dor): 1963 Visits to Andros, the Windward Is­lands, and Abaco (Cottman 26). (Eleu.)

◊The contrasting term leeward is not used.

Tags: geography, island, noun

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Last update: 2010-11-25 00:18
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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