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weather side

[′weth·ər ‚sīd]
(meteorology)
The side of a ship exposed to the wind or weather.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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From the early history of our lexical pair as port and starboard, it seems to have retained some of the connotation of the darker left side, while, in its new meaning of weather side of sail and ship, suggesting some of the tedium and frustration of tacking or beating before the wind, an interminable zig-zagging to effect an indirect advance on the ship's true course.
On the weather side, rainwater and relative humidity can permeate the exterior surface and attack the shelf angles, steel rebars, anchor brackets, and other structural members within.
"Removing the split pins and releasing the backstay and leeward side stays was fairly easy, but the weather side stays proved to be the most dangerous with the mast surging back and forth inches from my head while I was occasionally swamped by the sea," recalls Mara Beddoes.
KNOWN as a fair weather side, Wanderers showed the other facet of their game with a hard-fought for victory in heavy conditions at Pandy Park.
"What makes it even better for me is that we aren't a wet weather side, but we showed that we can play in the wet as well," he said.
"I was really impressed with the Dragons in the first half against the Scarlets, but they are very much a dry weather side. It was a shame the wind picked up and the weather changed with rain.