aloft

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From Old Norse á lopti (in the sky)

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aloft (comparative more aloft, superlative most aloft)

  1. in the air; in the sky
    high winds aloft
  2. above, overhead, in a high place; up
  3. (nautical) in the top, at the masthead, or on the higher yards or rigging.
    • 1859, James Fenimore Cooper, The Red Rover: A Tale:
      I think you said something concerning the manner in which yonder ship has anchored, and of the condition they keep things alow and aloft?

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Last modified on 6 April 2014, at 12:31