The lee gunwale.
In the lee of the boulder.
An example of a lee is a basement in a tornado.
The lee of a mountain, an island, or a ship.
Origin of lee
- Middle English le from Old English hlēo shelter, protection kelə-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English lee, from Old English hlÄ“o, hlÄ“ow (“shelter, protection"), from Proto-Germanic *hliwÄ… (compare German Lee (“lee"), lau (“lukewarm"), Swedish lä, Danish læ, Old Norse hlé, Dutch lij), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱley- (compare Welsh clyd (“warm, cozy"), Latin calÄ“re (“to warm up"), Lithuanian Å¡iltas (“warm, pleasant"), Sanskrit शरद् (Å›arad, “autumn")).