alee definition

  • adverb:
    • At, on, or even the leeward side.
    • On the lee part of a ship; to leeward.
    • On or toward the lee, or even the side out of the wind; the contrary of aweather. The helm of a ship is alee whenever pushed near the lee part.
    • on or toward the lee
  • others:
    • Nautical, on or toward the lee part of a ship or boat, this is certainly, the sheltered side, which the wind will not strike; out of the wind: opposed to aweather (which see).

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