Weather shore
Weather Weath"er, a. (Naut.) Being toward the wind, or windward -- opposed to lee; as, weather bow, weather braces, weather gauge, weather lifts, weather quarter, weather shrouds, etc. [1913 Webster]

{Weather gauge}. (a) (Naut.) The position of a ship to the windward of another. (b) Fig.: A position of advantage or superiority; advantage in position. [1913 Webster]

To veer, and tack, and steer a cause Against the weather gauge of laws. --Hudibras. [1913 Webster]

{Weather helm} (Naut.), a tendency on the part of a sailing vessel to come up into the wind, rendering it necessary to put the helm up, that is, toward the weather side.

{Weather shore} (Naut.), the shore to the windward of a ship. --Totten.

{Weather tide} (Naut.), the tide which sets against the lee side of a ship, impelling her to the windward. --Mar. Dict. [1913 Webster]


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