- on the masts; in the rigging; overhead.
- (on a square-rigged sailing ship) in the upper rigging, specifically, on or above the lower yards (opposed to alow).
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The long nights help temperatures near the ground cool significantly, but high pressure aloft often traps a warm layer just hundreds or thousands of feet off the ground.PM Update: Generally pleasant weather lasts through Friday|Ian Livingston|December 10, 2020|Washington Post
Time will tell whether Tesla’s stock price can stay aloft or whether, somehow, this time is different.Why betting against Tesla was the ‘widow-maker trade of 2020’|Aaron Pressman|December 9, 2020|Fortune
On the morning of October 14, 1947, the X-1 was once again carried aloft by its B-29 mother ship.Chuck Yeager has died at 97, but the legacy of his record-breaking flight lives on|Rob Verger|December 8, 2020|Popular Science
The researchers attribute Phaethon’s dust production to the extreme heat, which breaks rocks on the asteroid’s surface and sends particles aloft.December’s stunning Geminid meteor shower is born from a humble asteroid|Ken Croswell|December 2, 2020|Science News
Dried tilapia, the fish of choice for East Africa, held aloft in hope of a sale.
Ankara sent its warplanes aloft—at last—but not to bomb ISIS.
Just look at the captain that holds the trophy aloft at the end of the tournament.
There was a sense of standing together on the precipice, but holding each other aloft by sheer will, conjoined by rage.‘The Normal Heart’ and Hope in the Battlefield of AIDS|Michael Musto|May 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Last year Turkey unveiled its own drone, known as the ANKA surveillance craft, capable of staying aloft for 24 hours.
When Clay held the world title aloft, Lipsyte saw in the gleam of the belt sports and '60s social upheaval and his own careerism.
The color-bearer went down, but the flag was seized by Randolph Hamilton, and held aloft.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
Holding the violin aloft, he cried exultingly: Henceforth thou art mine, though death and oblivion lurk ever near thee!The Fifth String |John Philip Sousa
The child, whose eyes were open, was held aloft in triumph, and he stared at Haggard with a wondering gaze.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume II (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Elbowing her way in she caught sight of her gown held aloft by Mr. Bills, and heard his voluble "Going, going, at fifty cents."The Cromptons|Mary J. Holmes
In front of him the great locomotive snorted up the climbing track, hurling clouds of sparks aloft.The Gold Trail|Harold Bindloss