Definitions for YAW

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. yaw, swerve(verb)

    an erratic deflection from an intended course

  2. gape, yawn, yaw(verb)

    be wide open

    "the deep gaping canyon"

  3. yaw(verb)

    deviate erratically from a set course

    "the yawing motion of the ship"

  4. yaw(verb)

    swerve off course momentarily

    "the ship yawed when the huge waves hit it"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. yaw(Noun)

    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. yaw(Noun)

    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.

  3. yaw(Noun)

    An act of yawing.

  4. yaw(Noun)

    A vessel's motion rotating about the vertical axis, so the bow yaws from side to side; a characteristic of unsteadiness.

  5. yaw(Noun)

    The extent of yawing, the rotation angle about the vertical axis

    the yaw of an aircraft

  6. yaw(Verb)

    To turn about the vertical axis while maintaining course.

  7. yaw(Verb)

    To swerve off course to port or starboard.

  8. yaw(Verb)

    To steer badly, zigzagging back and forth across the intended course of a boat; to go out of the line of course.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Yaw(verb)

    to rise in blisters, breaking in white froth, as cane juice in the clarifiers in sugar works

  2. Yaw

    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

  3. Yaw(noun)

    a movement of a vessel by which she temporarily alters her course; a deviation from a straight course in steering

  4. Origin: [Cf. Yew, v. i.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated TermsRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. yaw

    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.

Anagrams of YAW »

  1. way, Way

  2. Way


Translations for YAW

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  • ελιγμόςGreek
  • guiñadaSpanish
  • kääntyäFinnish
  • lacetFrench
  • imbardare, imbardata, straorzataItalian
  • [[угол]] [[рысканье, рысканье, [[поворот]] [[вокруг]] [[вертикальный, рысканиеRussian

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