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aweather

[uh-weth -er] /əˈwɛð ər/
adverb, adjective, Nautical.
1.
upon or toward the weather side of a vessel; in the direction of the wind (opposed to alee).
Origin of aweather
1590-1600
First recorded in 1590-1600; a-1 + weather
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British Dictionary definitions for aweather

aweather

/əˈwɛðə/
adverb, adjective (postpositive)
1.
(nautical) towards the weather: with the helm aweather Compare alee
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