plural noun(also antitrade winds)
Steady winds that blow in the opposite direction to and overlie the trade winds.
- The British Isles lie at the convergence zone between the warm southwest antitrades and the cold polar easterlies.
- These belts are the doldrums, the trades and antitrades, the horse latitudes, the westerlies, and the polar winds
- As air is sucked towards the equator on the trade winds and rises, it loses its moisture as rainfall before moving back towards the poles on the antitrade winds.
For editors and proofreaders
Definition of antitrades in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.