- 1 (also lee side) The sheltered side of something; the side away from the wind: ducks were taking shelter on the lee of the island Contrasted with weather.More example sentences
- I chose instead to fish the lee shore, hoping for a picture fish.
- I could see white caps in the channel, it was time to seek shelter on the lee shore.
- You can normally tell the lee side from the windward side by looking for cornices.
- 1.1Shelter from wind or weather given by an object: he went round the front of the cab to be out of the wind and lit a cigarette in its leeMore example sentences
- A single vessel can moor in the lee of either island but it is not a comfortable place to stay.
- Choppy it was but as we got farther out into the lee of the outer islands the sea calmed considerably.
- The pair had set up a tent in the lee of a dune.
Old English hlēo, hlēow 'shelter', of Germanic origin; probably related to luke- in lukewarm.