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, "The Precipice of Disunion," 16 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of lee shore

circa 1580, in the meaning defined above

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“Lee shore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lee%20shore. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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