From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Leeward \Lee"ward\ (l[=e]"w[~e]rd or l[=u]"[~e]rd), a. (Naut.)
   Pertaining to, or in the direction of, the part or side
   toward which the wind blows; -- opposed to windward; as, a
   leeward berth; a leeward ship. -- n. The lee side; the lee.
   -- adv. Toward the lee.
   [1913 Webster]
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