Definition of the eye of the wind in US English:

the eye of the wind

phrase

also the wind's eye
  • The direction from which the wind is blowing.

    • ‘It will be a TACK if you turn the bow of the boat through the eye of the wind, and it will be a JIBE if you turn the stern through the eye of the wind.’
    • ‘Now pull yourself and the mast dramatically - say, 30 degrees - into the eye of the wind, swinging the sail up and over your head, and grabbing the boom just near sailing position with your hands shoulder-width apart.’
    • ‘Tacking means that you turn the boat into the wind, or the bow through the eye of the wind.’
    • ‘The conversion into the eye of the wind from wide out was converted by Bernard Robinson.’