Definition of Lee side

1. Noun. The side of something that is sheltered from the wind.

Exact synonyms: Lee, Leeward
Generic synonyms: Face, Side
Antonyms: Windward



Lexicographical Neighbors of Lee Side

ledger paper
ledgerdemain
ledgered
ledgering
ledgers
ledges
ledgier
ledgiest
ledgy
ledish
ledums
ledës-man
lee
lee(a)
lee shore
lee side (current term)
lee tide
leeangle
leear
leears
leeboard
leeboards
leech
leech-finger
leech line
leech onto
leechcraft
leechdom
leechdoms
leeched

Literary usage of Lee side

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Century (1902)
"A large lot of valuable spars which were lying on the crest of the beach on the lee side of Jarvis Island, and which, during one night of high surf ..."

2. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1895)
"... lee side, (PIO. 2) AND WEATHER SIDE. There was one dry space in the vicinity of the town on the small pagoda hill overlooking the turbid yellow river. ..."

3. Proceedings by International Congress of Americanists (1884)
"of the sea, is about half a mile (between 3000 and 4000 feet). There is no port, no anchorage, no lee-side; almost always breakers ..."

4. Mechanics Magazine (1827)
"In working a vessel of this description, both ends must be alike to preserve the advantage of the lee side, so that either end may sail foremost. ..."

5. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"Boats invariably board ships on the lee side ; small vessels, when drifting ... A ship at anchor in a tide-way will always present a lee side during some ..."

6. The New American Practical Navigator: Being an Epitome of Navigation by Nathaniel Bowditch (1826)
"Lee-side—that half of a ship lengthwise, which lies between a line drawn through ... The order to the steersman to put the helm towards the lee side of the ..."

7. American Edition of the British Encyclopedia: Or, Dictionary of Arts and ...by William Nicholson by William Nicholson (1821)
"... so that all on one side of her is called to windward, and all on the opposite side to leeward; and hence " lee side," all that part of ..."

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