- a shore toward which the wind blows.
- on a lee shore, in difficulty or danger.
Origin of lee shore
First recorded in 1570–80
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Examples from the Web for lee shore
Hows'ever it needs a good seaman to choose his lee-shore well, no doubt.'The Green Hand
Hal exclaimed with a gasp, feeling as if he were stranded on the lee-shore.The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe</p>
Amanda Minnie Douglas
Now you lubberly sons of swabs have got me on a lee-shore with all anchors draggin!Cursed</p>
George Allan England
"A lee-shore, you know," added Captain Trejago, for himself.The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood</p>
This made England a lee-shore, and I began to be as glad to get off it, as I had lately been to hug it.Afloat And Ashore
James Fenimore Cooper