WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
a•low1  (ə lō),USA pronunciation adv. [Naut.]
  1. Nautical, Naval Termsbelow decks.
  2. Naval Terms(on a square-rigged sailing ship) in the lower rigging, specifically, below the lower yards (opposed to aloft).
  • 1350–1400; earlier, downward, lower down, Middle English aloue; see a-1, low1

a•low2  (ə lō),USA pronunciation adj., adv. [Northern Brit. Dial.]
  1. British Termsablaze;
    aflame.
Also,  a•lowe. 
  • 1150–1200; Middle English o loghe, a lowe; see a-1, low3

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