- upon or toward the lee side of a vessel; away from the wind (opposed to aweather).
Origin of alee
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Related Wordsonwards, along, onward, ahead, out, forward, forth, away, first, ante, fore, moving, on, alee, beyond, into, before, beforehand, previous, antecedently
Examples from the Web for alee
“Alee samee, Sherm did the business, Carol,” retorted Ernest.Chicken Little Jane
Lily Munsell Ritchie
A shot followed; neither Alee nor my black horse did I ever see more.
Alee threw himself upon my horse, while I gave Bu Saef the rein.
The men put spurs to their mules, Alee gave the lash to my horse, and we started.
Alee, the guide, was at my right side settling my lumbering foot in my stirrup.
- nautical on or towards the leewith the helm alee Compare aweather
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