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Lee, that quarter towards which the wind blows; the side sheltered from the wind. A ship is said to be on a lee shore when she is near trie land with the wind blowing right upon it. A leeboard is a strong frame of planking affixed to the side of a shallow-draught vessel, such as a river barge, and capable of being let down into the water when the craft is close-hauled. It tends to prevent her from, falling to leeward, and has the same effect as a centre-board.