Definition of trade wind in English:
- The southeast trade wind blows softly from the Coral Sea.
- It's 80 degrees, and there's a warm trade wind blowing in.
- If we get the trade wind, a south westerly, our task will be that much easier but it's still a daunting prospect.
Mid 17th century: from the phrase blow trade 'blow steadily in the same direction'. Because of the importance of these winds to navigation, 18th-century etymologists were led erroneously to connect the word trade with ‘commerce’.
- US English dictionary
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