Definition of windbound in English:

windbound

Line breaks: wind|bound
Pronunciation: /ˈwɪn(d)baʊnd
 
/

adjective

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

More definitions of windbound

Definition of windbound in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrə(ʊ)ˈgeɪʃ(ə)n
noun
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space