Under the lee of
Lee Lee, n. [OE. lee shelter, Icel. hl[=e], akin to AS. hle['o], hle['o]w, shelter, protection, OS. hl[`e]o, D. lij lee, Sw. l["a], Dan. l[ae].] 1. A sheltered place; esp., a place protected from the wind by some object; the side sheltered from the wind; shelter; protection; as, the lee of a mountain, an island, or a ship. [1913 Webster]

We lurked under lee. --Morte d'Arthure. [1913 Webster]

Desiring me to take shelter in his lee. --Tyndall. [1913 Webster]

2. (Naut.) That part of the hemisphere, as one stands on shipboard, toward which the wind blows. See {Lee}, a. [1913 Webster]

{By the lee}, {To bring by the lee}. See under {By}, and {Bring}.

{Under the lee of}, on that side which is sheltered from the wind; as, to be under the lee of a ship. [1913 Webster]


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