- (nautical) anywhere about the upper yards, masts and rigging of a ship
Etymology: From Old Norse í lopti "in the sky"
- above, overhead, in a high place
- 1883: w:Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Louis Stevenson, w:Treasure Island, Treasure Island
- : Someone's turned the chest out alow and .
- 1954: w:William Golding, William Golding, w:Lord of the Flies, Lord of the Flies
- : He noticed that he still held the knife and brought his arm down, replacing the blade in the sheath.
- (nautical) in the top, at the mast head
- 1859: w:James Fenimore Cooper, James Fenimore Cooper, The Red Rover: A Tale
- : I think you said something converning the manner in which yonder ship has anchored, and of the condition they keep things alow and ?
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