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wind blowing in the same direction as the path of a ship or aircraft
a wind that blows in the same direction as the course of an aircraft or ship
Etymology: From tail + wind.
A tailwind is a wind that blows in the direction of travel of an object, while a headwind blows against the direction of travel. A tailwind increases the object's speed and reduces the time required to reach its destination, while a headwind has the opposite effect. The terms are also used metaphorically in business and elsewhere about circumstances where progress is made harder (headwind) or easier (tailwind).
A tailwind is a wind that blows in the direction of travel of an object, while a headwind blows against the direction of travel. A tailwind increases the object's speed and reduces the time required to reach its destination, while a headwind has the opposite effect. Tailwinds and headwinds are commonly measured in relation to the speed of vehicles — commonly air and watercraft — as well as in running events — particularly sprints. In aeronautics, a headwind is favorable in takeoffs and landings because an airfoil moving into a headwind is capable of generating greater lift than the same airfoil moving through tranquil air or a tailwind at equal ground speed. As a result, aviators and air traffic controllers commonly choose to take off or land in the direction of a runway that will provide a headwind. In sailing, a headwind may make forward movement difficult, and necessitate tacking into the wind.
The numerical value of tailwind in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of tailwind in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of tailwind in a Sentence
As a latecomer, we don't have outstanding mortgages under threat to be taken by rivals, the negative interest rate policy is tailwind for us.
It's always tricky with these conditions -- the wind was going back and forth, some people got headwind, some people got tailwind. I'm just really happy to come away with another win and another record.
The reason the Fed would raise rates is because growth dynamics are picking up, which would ultimately be a tailwind for markets, though markets will likely challenge that view with volatility, we remain constructive that equities will grind higher over the course of 2015, but there will be some volatility based on any changes to the view of when the Fed will announce its first rate hike.
Chief Financial Officer Mark Okerstrom:
We don't expect there to be a significant tailwind on profitability from (acquisitions) Wotif and Travelocity really until we move through the back part of (this quarter).
The extra barrels hitting international markets have served as a headwind for Brent, with the US Oil Fund (exchange traded fund) reporting inflows of $104 million on Monday, the largest inflow since August, serving as a tailwind for WTI.
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