Origin of trade windearlier trade, adv., steadily in phrase to blow trade
trade windtrade wind
Origin of trade windFrom obsolete to blow trade to blow in a regular course from trade regular course (obsolete)
As warm, moist air rises along the equator, surface air moves in to take its place, creating trade winds.
(plural trade winds)
- A steady wind that blows from east to west above and below the equator.
- They rode the trade winds going west.
- Alternative form of trade wind.