[lee-werd; Nautical loo-erd] /ˈli wərd; Nautical ˈlu ərd/
pertaining to, situated in, or moving toward the quarter toward which the wind blows (opposed to ).
the side; the point or quarter toward which the wind blows.
toward the .
/ˈliːwəd; nautical ˈluːəd/
of, in, or moving to the quarter towards which the wind blows
the point or quarter towards which the wind blows
the side towards the lee
towards the lee
1660s, “situated away from the wind,” on the opposite of the weather side of the ship; from lee + -ward.
[lee-werd] /ˈli wərd/ plural noun 1. a group of islands in the N Lesser Antilles of the West Indies, extending from Puerto Rico SE to Martinique. /ˈliːwəd/ plural noun 1. a group of islands in the Caribbean, in the N Lesser Antilles between Puerto Rico and Martinique 2. a former British colony in the E […]
noun 1. . noun 1. the wavelike effect, characterized by severe updrafts and downdrafts, that occurs when rapidly flowing air encounters the steep front of a mountain range. noun 1. (meteorol) a stationary wave sometimes formed in an air stream on the leeward side of a hill or mountain range
[lee-wey] /ˈliˌweɪ/ noun 1. extra time, space, materials, or the like, within which to operate; margin: With ten minutes’ leeway we can catch the train. 2. a degree of freedom of action or thought: His instructions gave us plenty of leeway. 3. Also called sag. Nautical. the amount or angle of the drift of a […]
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