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Meaning of YAW

Pronunciation:  yo

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an erratic deflection from an intended course
  2. [v]  become deflected
  3. [v]  deviate erratically form a set course, as of a ship, for example
  4. [v]  be wide open
 

YAW is a 3 letter word that starts with Y.

 

 Synonyms: gape, swerve, yawn
 
 See Also: be, curve, cut, deviate, divert, hunt, sheer, slew, slue, swerve, trend, turn, turning, veer

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Yaw\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Yawed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Yawing}.] [Cf. {Yew}, v. i.]
    To rise in blisters, breaking in white froth, as cane juice
    in the clarifiers in sugar works.
    
    
  2. \Yaw\, v. i. & t. [Cf. Prov. G. gagen to rock, gageln to
    totter, shake, Norw. gaga to bend backward, Icel. gagr bent
    back, gaga to throw the neck back.] (Naut.)
    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.
    
          Just as he would lay the ship's course, all yawing
          being out of the question.               --Lowell.
    
    
  3. \Yaw\, n. (Naut.)
    A movement of a vessel by which she temporarily alters her
    course; a deviation from a straight course in steering.
    
    
 

 

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