Definition of windbound in English:

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windbound

Pronunciation: /ˈwindbound/

adjective

(Of a sailing ship) unable to sail because of extreme or contrary winds.
Example sentences
  • Sometimes, when we were windbound, the fo'c'stle was scrubbed as white as a hound's tooth.
  • I was windbound on the lengthy sweep of a beach at Lumsden for six days due to strong, gusting, offshore winds.
  • Planning for extra food and windbound days is especially important in the outer exposed islands such as Outer Island and Devil's Island.

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Syllabification: wind·bound

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