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alee

[uh-lee] /əˈli/
adverb, adjective, Nautical
1.
upon or toward the lee side of a vessel; away from the wind (opposed to aweather).
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English. See a-1, lee1
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alee

/əˈliː/
adverb, adjective (postpositive)
1.
(nautical) on or towards the lee: with the helm alee Compare aweather
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