Under the lee

(Naut.) to the leeward; as, under the lee of the land.

See also: Under

References in classic literature ?
I put the Reindeer about on the other tack, ran up under the lee of a junk, shivered the mainsail into the wind and lost headway, and forged past the stern of the junk so slowly and so near that one of the patrolmen stepped lightly aboard.