lee shore


Definition of lee shore

: a shore lying off a ship's leeward side and constituting a severe danger in storm

Examples of lee shore in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Constitution was on a lee shore; neither the sun nor the stars could be seen for many days, and the roar of the breakers sounded in the ears of all men. Henry W. (henry Washington) Hilliard, Harper's magazine, 16 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of lee shore

circa 1580, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lee shore was circa 1580

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“Lee shore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lee%20shore. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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