[lee-werd; Nautical loo-erd]
- pertaining to, situated in, or moving toward the quarter toward which the wind blows (opposed to windward).
- the lee side; the point or quarter toward which the wind blows.
- toward the lee.
Origin of leeward
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Examples from the Web for leeward
In fact, several characters look to shed their skin, to remake themselves, to find a leeward point from which to leap.‘Mad Men’ Season 6 Review: Triumphant, Lyrical, and Way Existential
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The gale must have set us a long way to leeward, as we did not get in for a fortnight.
They were a good way off, and but a little to leeward, as the ship headed.
Then I heard the crash of the foremast as it went down to leeward.
With the sea over one bow you must paddle on the leeward side.The Forest
Stewart Edward White
Oswald Bareth was the first who clambered up from to leeward.The Pirate and The Three Cutters
- of, in, or moving to the quarter towards which the wind blows
- the point or quarter towards which the wind blows
- the side towards the lee
- towards the lee
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Word Origin and History for leeward
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