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Yaw   /jɔ/   Listen

An erratic deflection from an intended course.  Synonym: swerve.

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"Yaw" Quotes from Famous Books

... yaw, I tells you true! Dey spoil der Kaiser's plans, Shoost cause ve march de Belgium through ...
— War Rhymes • Abner Cosens

... the Straits of Gibraltar I verily thought she'd have sunk, For the wind began so for to alter, She yaw'd just as tho' she was drunk. The squall tore the mainsail to shivers, Helm a-weather, the hoarse boatswain cries; Brace the foresail athwart, see she quivers, As through the rough tempest she flies. But sailors were ...
— The Children's Garland from the Best Poets • Various

... 'Of Brown? yaw; Vanbeest Brown. Old Vanbeest Brown, of our Vanbeest and Vanbruggen, gave him his own name, ...
— Guy Mannering, or The Astrologer, Complete, Illustrated • Sir Walter Scott

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

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