an erratic deflection from an intended course
gape, yawn, yaw(verb)
be wide open
"the deep gaping canyon"
deviate erratically from a set course
"the yawing motion of the ship"
swerve off course momentarily
"the ship yawed when the huge waves hit it"
The rotation of an aircraft, ship, or missile about its vertical axis so as to cause the longitudinal axis of the aircraft, ship, or missile to deviate from the flight line or heading in its horizontal plane.
The angle between the longitudinal axis of a projectile at any moment and the tangent to the trajectory in the corresponding point of flight of the projectile.
An act of yawing.
A vessel's motion rotating about the vertical axis, so the bow yaws from side to side; a characteristic of unsteadiness.
The extent of yawing, the rotation angle about the vertical axis
the yaw of an aircraft
To turn about the vertical axis while maintaining course.
To swerve off course to port or starboard.
To steer badly, zigzagging back and forth across the intended course of a boat; to go out of the line of course.
to rise in blisters, breaking in white froth, as cane juice in the clarifiers in sugar works
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
a movement of a vessel by which she temporarily alters her course; a deviation from a straight course in steering
Origin: [Cf. Yew, v. i.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
yaw, v.i. to move unsteadily: (naut.) to deviate temporarily or to turn out of the line of her course, as a ship.—n. a deviation from the course. [Scand., cf. Norw. gaga, to bend back, Ice. gagr, bent back.]
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
1. The rotation of an aircraft, ship, or missile about its vertical axis so as to cause the longitudinal axis of the aircraft, ship, or missile to deviate from the flight line or heading in its horizontal plane. 2. Angle between the longitudinal axis of a projectile at any moment and the tangent to the trajectory in the corresponding point of flight of the projectile.
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The numerical value of YAW in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of YAW in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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