Definition of windbound in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈwɪn(d)baʊnd


  • (Of a sailing ship) unable to sail because of extreme or contrary winds: they waited, windbound, in the Bay
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    • 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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