Meaning of antitrades in English:


plural noun

(also antitrade winds)
  • Steady winds that blow in the opposite direction to and overlie the trade winds.

    ‘The British Isles lie at the convergence zone between the warm southwest antitrades and the cold polar easterlies.’
    • ‘These belts are the doldrums, the trades and antitrades, the horse latitudes, the westerlies, and the polar winds’
    • ‘As air is sucked towards the equator on the trade winds and rises, it loses its moisture as rainfall before moving back towards the poles on the antitrade winds.’
    • ‘The fourth level indicates typical positions of the polar and subtropical jet streams, and also depicts the antitrade winds.’
    • ‘Taking a new course through the North in the hope of finding the antitrade winds, Urdaneta discovered the Tornaviaje route which allowed him to reach California and travel along the coastline of New Spain.’



/antɪˈtreɪdz/ /ˈantɪtreɪdz/