WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
- Nautical, Naval Termsbelow decks.
- 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.]
- British Termsablaze;
- 1150–1200; Middle English o loghe, a lowe; see a-1, low3