Definition of alee in English:

alee

adverb & adjective

Nautical
  • 1On the side of a ship that is sheltered from the wind.

    1. 1.1(of the helm) moved round to leeward in order to tack a vessel or to bring its bows up into the wind.

Origin

Late Middle English: from a- ‘on’+ lee.

Pronunciation:

alee

/əˈliː/