lee-side

  • 1 lee side — The side of a mountain or an island away from the direction from which wind is blowing. On the water, from the observer’s viewpoint, the lee is the direction to which the wind is blowing. Also called the leeward (pronounced “loo ard”) side …

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  • 2 lee side — noun the side of something that is sheltered from the wind • Syn: ↑lee, ↑leeward • Ant: ↑windward (for: ↑leeward) • Hypernyms: ↑side, ↑ …

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  • 3 lee side — n. leeward, side protected from the wind, side opposite the wind (Nautical) …

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  • 4 lee-side slide — kopos nuoslanka statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Dėl gamtinio vandens ar paplovus bangoms nuslinkusi kopos nuobirinio šlaito dalis. atitikmenys: angl. dune slide; lee side slide vok. Dünenrutschung, f rus. оползень на склоне… …

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  • 5 Lee — may refer to: Names*Lee (given name) *Lee (surname) *Lee (English name), in English speaking countries, a common family name and given name which means meadow or forest clearing *Lee (Korean name), a Korean family name *Lee (Chinese name),… …

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  • 6 Lee — Lee, a. (Naut.) Of or pertaining to the part or side opposite to that against which the wind blows; opposed to {weather}; as, the lee side or lee rail of a vessel. [1913 Webster] {Lee gauge}. See {Gauge}, n. (Naut.) {Lee shore}, the shore on the… …

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  • 7 Lee gauge — Lee Lee, a. (Naut.) Of or pertaining to the part or side opposite to that against which the wind blows; opposed to {weather}; as, the lee side or lee rail of a vessel. [1913 Webster] {Lee gauge}. See {Gauge}, n. (Naut.) {Lee shore}, the shore on… …

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  • 8 Lee shore — Lee Lee, a. (Naut.) Of or pertaining to the part or side opposite to that against which the wind blows; opposed to {weather}; as, the lee side or lee rail of a vessel. [1913 Webster] {Lee gauge}. See {Gauge}, n. (Naut.) {Lee shore}, the shore on… …

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  • 9 Lee tide — Lee Lee, a. (Naut.) Of or pertaining to the part or side opposite to that against which the wind blows; opposed to {weather}; as, the lee side or lee rail of a vessel. [1913 Webster] {Lee gauge}. See {Gauge}, n. (Naut.) {Lee shore}, the shore on… …

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  • 10 lee — ► NOUN 1) shelter from wind or weather given by an object. 2) (also lee side) the sheltered side; the side away from the wind. Contrasted with WEATHER(Cf. ↑weather). ORIGIN Old English, «shelter» …

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  • 11 lee-board — leeˈ board noun A board lowered on the lee side of a vessel, to lessen drift to leeward • • • Main Entry: ↑lee …

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  • 12 lee|board — «LEE BRD, BOHRD», noun. a large, flat board lowered vertically into the water on the lee side of a sailboat to keep the boat from drifting sideways …

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  • 13 lee shore — n. the shore on the lee side of a ship; shore toward which the wind is blowing and driving a ship …

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  • 14 Lee waves — In meteorology, lee waves, are atmospheric standing waves. The most common form is mountain waves, which are atmospheric internal gravity waves. These were discovered in 1933 by two German glider pilots, Hans Deutschmann and Wolf Hirth, above the …

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  • 15 Lee wave — The wind flows towards a mountain and produces a first oscillation (A) followed by more waves. the following waves will have lower amplitude because of the natural damping. Lenticular clouds stuck on top of the flow (A) and (B) will appear… …

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  • 16 lee wave — ▪ air current       vertical undulation of airstreams on the lee side of a mountain. (The lee side is the side that is downstream from the wind.) The first wave occurs above the mountain that causes it, with a series of waves of equal horizontal… …

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  • 17 lee — lee1 /lee/, n. 1. protective shelter: The lee of the rock gave us some protection against the storm. 2. the side or part that is sheltered or turned away from the wind: We erected our huts under the lee of the mountain. 3. Chiefly Naut. the… …

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  • 18 Lee — n. 1 shelter given by a neighbouring object (under the lee of). 2 (in full lee side) the sheltered side, the side away from the wind (opp. weather side). Phrases and idioms: lee board a plank frame fixed to the side of a flat bottomed vessel and… …

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  • 19 lee — n. 1 shelter given by a neighbouring object (under the lee of). 2 (in full lee side) the sheltered side, the side away from the wind (opp. weather side). Phrases and idioms: lee board a plank frame fixed to the side of a flat bottomed vessel and… …

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  • 20 lee — Synonyms and related words: cover, defense, eye, flanking, glancing, guard, lateral, lee sheet, lee shore, lee side, lee tack, leeward, next beside, preservation, protection, protective custody, refuge, safekeeping, safety, shade, shadow, shelter …

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