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Definitions of TRADE-WIND
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(from the use of such winds to traders). A gentle current of air in the equatorial regions, whose general direction is from N.E. to S.W. north of the equator, and S.E. to N.W. south of the equator.
By Henry Percy Smith
n. A wind in or near the Torrid Zone, which blows from the same quarter throughout the year-so called because of great advantage to navigators and trade-the general direction is from N.E. to S.W. on the north side, and from S.E. to N.W. on the south side of the equator.
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