from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. At, on, or to the leeward side.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. On the lee side of a ship; to leeward.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. On or toward the lee, or the side away from the wind; the opposite of aweather. The helm of a ship is alee when pressed close to the lee side.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Nautical, on or toward the lee side of a ship or boat, that is, the sheltered side, on which the wind does not strike; away from the wind: opposed to aweather (which see).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. on or toward the lee
a (“preposition”) + lee. (Wiktionary)