[ adjective ] protected from danger or bad weather
"a sheltered harbor"
Used in print(Richard I. McCosh, "Recreation Site Selection"...)
An area sheltered from strong winds may be highly desirable for recreation use .(Stephen Longstreet, Eagles Where I Walk....)
The morning hawk , hungry for any eatable , killable , digestible item , kept his eyes on the ring of anchored ships that lay off the shores in the bay , sheltered by the Jersey inlets .