Definition of Leeward Islands in US English:

Leeward Islands

proper noun

  • A group of islands in the Caribbean Sea that constitutes the northern part of the Lesser Antilles. The group includes Guadeloupe, Antigua, St. Kitts, and Montserrat.

Origin

Leeward with reference to the islands' situation further downwind (in terms of the prevailing southeasterly winds) than the Windward Islands.

Pronunciation

Leeward Islands

/ˌliwərd ˈaɪləndz//ˌlēwərd ˈīləndz/