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alow1

[uh-loh] /əˈloʊ/
adverb, Nautical
1.
below decks.
2.
(on a square-rigged sailing ship) in the lower rigging, specifically, below the lower yards (opposed to aloft).
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; earlier, downward, lower down, Middle English aloue; see a-1, low1

alow2

[uh-loh] /əˈloʊ/
adjective, adverb, Northern British Dialect
1.
ablaze; aflame.
Also, alowe.
Origin
1150-1200; Middle English o loghe, a lowe; see a-1, low3
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British Dictionary definitions for alow

alow

/əˈləʊ/
adverb, adjective
1.
(postpositive) (nautical) in or into the lower rigging of a vessel, near the deck
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