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alow

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/ əˈloʊ /
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adverb Nautical.
below decks.
(on a square-rigged sailing ship) in the lower rigging, specifically, below the lower yards (opposed to aloft).
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Origin of alow

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1350–1400; earlier, downward, lower down, Middle English aloue;see a-1, low1

Other definitions for alow (2 of 2)

alow2

or a·lowe

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/ əˈloʊ /

adjective, adverb Northern British Dialect.
ablaze; aflame.

Origin of alow

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1150–1200; Middle English o loghe, a lowe;see a-1, low3
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British Dictionary definitions for alow

alow
/ (əˈləʊ) /

adverb, adjective
(postpositive) nautical in or into the lower rigging of a vessel, near the deck
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