yaw


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Yaw \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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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Yaw \Yaw\ (y[add]), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Yawed (y[add]d); 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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Yaw \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.
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         Just as he would lay the ship's course, all yawing
         being out of the question.               --Lowell.
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