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aweather

[ uh-weth-er ]
/ əˈwɛð ər /
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adverb, adjective Nautical.

upon or toward the weather side of a vessel; in the direction of the wind (opposed to alee).

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Origin of aweather

First recorded in 1590–1600; a-1 + weather
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  • Close-hauled they tacked aweather, guided by the sound of combat, which grew in volume and definition as they approached it.

    Captain Blood|Rafael Sabatini

British Dictionary definitions for aweather

aweather
/ (əˈwɛðə) /

adverb, adjective (postpositive)

nautical towards the weatherwith the helm aweather Compare alee
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