L

labour, lady, lasking course, league, lee, leeward, leeway, lie to, looming, luff, etc...

leeward

The side sheltered from the wind as to the opposite of windward side.

Luff

the order to the helmsman to put the tiller towards the lee-side of the ship, in order to make the ship sail nearer to the direction of the wind.

Lie to

synonymous with Bring to, Heave to.

leeway

The drift of a ship to leeward of the course being steered.

League

An obsolete measurement of three nautical miles.

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