Weath"er, a. (Naut.) Being toward the wind, or windward -- opposed to lee; as, weather bow, weather braces, weather gauge, weather lifts, weather quarter, weather shrouds, etc.
Weather gauge. (a)
(Naut.) The position of a ship to the windward of another. (b) Fig.: A position of advantage or superiority; advantage in position.
To veer, and tack, and steer a causeHudibras.
Against the weather gauge of laws.
(Naut.), a tendency on the part of a sailing vessel to come up into the wind, rendering it necessary to put the helm up, that is, toward the weather side. --
(Naut.), the shore to the windward of a ship.
(Naut.), the tide which sets against the lee side of a ship, impelling her to the windward.
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