lee side


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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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Bucks often bed just over the crest of a steep hill on the lee side. This allows them to see the area in front of them and smell anything behind them as the winds flow up over the hill and over them.
He wrote: "It could be to do with tall ship sails which are controlled with ropes called `sheets.' The most any sail has is two, a lee side sheet and a weather sheet.
Smaller aircraft have also been moved on the lee side of the terminal building, the agency added.
Moore dismisses the possibility that the plume was a so-called banner cloud, a type that sometimes develops on the lee side of tall peaks.
Helo drivers should be aware of this potential problem before attempting to land on the lee side of a mountain and ending up with a tailwind instead of a head wind while trying to pull into a hover.
Picnicking is allowed in the dock area on the lee side of the 12-acre island.
Tenders are invited for Supply of Placing Of Boulders In The Cavities On Lee Side Of Breakwater At Rangat Bay.