alow

1 [uh-loh]
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; earlier, downward, lower down, Middle English aloue; see a-1, low1

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alow

2 [uh-loh]
adjective, adverb Northern British Dialect.
ablaze; aflame.
Also, alowe.


Origin:
1150–1200; Middle English o loghe, a lowe; see a-1, low3

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alow (əˈləʊ)
 
adv, —adj
(postpositive) nautical in or into the lower rigging of a vessel, near the deck

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