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In addition to its normal meteorological meaning (see marine meteorology), weather is also used by seamen as an adjective applied to anything which lies to windward. Thus a ship is said to have the weather gage of another when it lies to windward; a ship under way has a weather side, which is that side which faces the wind; a vessel under sail has weather shrouds on its windward side; and a coastline that lies to windward is a weather shore.

Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Maritime History.


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