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yaw - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'yaw' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Yaw [ n.]
- A movement of a vessel by which she temporarily alters her course; a deviation from a straight course in steering.
2 . Yaw [ v. i.]
- To rise in blisters, breaking in white froth, as cane juice in the clarifiers in sugar works.
3 . Yaw [ v. i. & t.]
- To steer wild, or out of the line of her course; to deviate from her course, as when struck by a heavy sea; -- said of a ship.

Meaning of 'yaw' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . yaw [ v]
Meaning (1):
- be wide open
Example in sentence:
  • the deep gaping canyon
Meaning (2):
- swerve off course momentarily
Example in sentence:
  • the ship yawed when the huge waves hit it
Meaning (3):
- deviate erratically from a set course
Example in sentence:
  • the yawing motion of the ship