Alow



below decks.
(on a square-rigged sailing ship) in the lower rigging, specifically, below the lower yards (opposed to ).
ablaze; aflame.
Historical Examples

Also they were faine to alow such large bills of charges as were intolerable; the charges of ye patent came to above 500li.
Bradford’s History of ‘Plimoth Plantation’ William Bradford

But nothing that took place, alow or aloft, escaped his keen observation.
The Haunters of the Silences Charles G. D. Roberts

Royals and studding-sails, alow and aloft, were now set, and away the Ione flew before the breeze.
The Pirate of the Mediterranean W.H.G. Kingston

As I am a profest lover of novelty you must alow me to be much entertained by this discovery.
Child Life in Colonial Days Alice Morse Earle

For the next week all was confusion on deck, alow and aloft.
Syd Belton George Manville Fenn

For another day we continued to lie in the river; but the brig, alow and aloft, bustled with various activities.
The Great Quest Charles Boardman Hawes

alow me to hear dygress & stait that my Beests at presnt is as harmless as the newborn Babe.
The Complete Works of Artemus Ward Charles Farrar Browne (AKA Artemus Ward)

She was a brigantine aloft, but alow she had much the same lines as the Laughing Lass.
The Mystery Stewart Edward White and Samuel Hopkins Adams

At eight o’clock the next morning the Pretty Mary stood out to sea with every stitch of canvas set, alow and aloft.
For the Term of His Natural Life Marcus Clarke

They were all under plain sail aloft and alow—27 sail of the line, frigates and steamers.
The British Expedition to the Crimea William Howard Russell

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

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