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yaw

noun (n)

  • an erratic deflection from an intended course (noun.event)
    Synonym: swerve
    source: wordnet30
  • A movement of a vessel by which she temporarily alters her course; a deviation from a straight course in steering. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • be wide open (verb.stative)
    Synonym: gape, yawn
    source: wordnet30
  • deviate erratically from a set course (verb.motion)
    Example:
    The yawing motion of the ship.
    source: wordnet30
  • swerve off course momentarily (verb.motion)
    Example:
    The ship yawed when the huge waves hit it.
    source: wordnet30
  • To rise in blisters, breaking in white froth, as cane juice in the clarifiers in sugar works. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • 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. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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