Definitions for abeaməˈbim

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•beaməˈbim(adv.)

  1. at right angles to the fore-and-aft line:

    to sail with the wind abeam.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

Origin of abeam:

1830–40

Princeton's WordNet

  1. abeam(adverb)

    at right angles to the length of a ship or airplane

Wiktionary

  1. abeam(Adverb)

    On the beam; at a right angle to the centerline or keel of a vessel ; being at a bearing approximately 090 Degrees or 270 Degrees relative .

  2. abeam(Adverb)

    Alongside or abreast.

  3. abeam(Adjective)

    Alongside or abreast.

  4. abeam(Preposition)

    next to.

    She came abeam the crippled ship.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abeam(adverb)

    on the beam, that is, on a line which forms a right angle with the ship's keel; opposite to the center of the ship's side

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