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Yaw   /jɔ/   Listen
Yaw

verb
(past & past part. yawed; pres. part. yawing)
1.
Be wide open.  Synonyms: gape, yawn.
2.
Deviate erratically from a set course.
3.
Swerve off course momentarily.






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"Yaw" Quotes from Famous Books



... day, notwithstanding which the ship was under all three royals, and fore and main topgallant studdingsails, her course being south-east. There was a heavy and steep sea following the ship on her port quarter, which not only made her motions exceedingly uneasy, but also caused her to yaw wildly from time to time, despite the utmost efforts of two men at the wheel to keep ...
— Overdue - The Story of a Missing Ship • Harry Collingwood

... "Yaw. Maybe you don't know, hey, Jim Tapp? You hear about dot cut trapeze? Aha! It vas dis poy who discovered ...
— Andy the Acrobat • Peter T. Harkness

... "Yaw!" The man smiled more pleased than ever, indicating the numerous olive branches by a wave of his hand. "Gott gutt pig varm! Pat, Pat Prydges . . . he sae he pay mae voman, one-huntred; mae, two huntred; mae chil'en . . ." ...
— The Freebooters of the Wilderness • Agnes C. Laut

... when I'm holding down the wheel—perhaps. The screw is always edging a ship off, and the lighter the ballast the wider the yaw. So you have to keep hitching her over a point to starboard. You trust to me to keep that point, and I trust to God that the north stays where ...
— The Pagan Madonna • Harold MacGrath

... began to yaw," continued Darrow. "The first time she came about would have heeled her enough to shut the chest. Now came the turn of ...
— The Mystery • Stewart Edward White and Samuel Hopkins Adams

... "Yaw, dat is so. Listen: You are a good frien', so I tol' you. Ven I hat some I sells him for von tollar. Now I ain'd got none I sells him for dwendy-fife cents. Dot makes me a rebutation for cheabness, und I don't ...
— More Toasts • Marion Dix Mosher



Words linked to "Yaw" :   turning, cut, turn, swerve, be, slue, hunt, slew, curve, sheer, trend, veer, divert, gape, deviate



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