adverb, adjective Nautical.
upon or toward the lee side of a vessel; away from the wind (opposed to aweather ).

1350–1400; Middle English. See a-1, lee1 Unabridged
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alee (əˈliː)
adv, —adj
nautical Compare aweather on or towards the lee: with the helm alee

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The reef of huge service cuts or higher taxes is still close alee.
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