lee shore

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noun

a shore toward which the wind blows.

Idioms

    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

Historical Examples of lee shore

  • Now you lubberly sons of swabs have got me on a lee-shore with all anchors draggin!

    Cursed

    George Allan England

  • In passing through the Bay of Gibraltar, he met with very bad weather under a lee-shore.

  • A man cannot paint a storm with the vessel under bare poles on a lee-shore.

  • They skirted a lee-shore and had to beat up to windward again and again to clear themselves.

    The Harbor Master

    Theodore Goodridge Roberts

  • Never did poor mariners on a lee-shore more earnestly long for the dawning light than we did now.