(of a ship or plane) sideways drift
allowance, leeway, margin, tolerance(noun)
a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits
The drift of a ship or airplane in a leeward direction.
A varying degree or amount of freedom or flexibility; margin, latitude, elbowroom.
I don't think we have a lot of leeway when it comes to proper formatting.
An adverse discrepancy or variation in a cumulative process, usually in make up leeway.
the lateral movement of a ship to the leeward of her course; drift
Leeway is the amount of drift motion to leeward of an object floating in the water caused by the component of the wind vector that is perpendicular to the object’s forward motion. The National Search and Rescue Supplement to the International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue Manual defines leeway as "the movement of a search object through water caused by winds blowing against exposed surfaces". However, the resultant total motion of an object is made up of the leeway drift and the movement of the upper layer of the ocean caused by the surface currents, tidal currents and ocean currents. Objects with a greater exposure to each element will experience more leeway drift and overall movement through the water than ones with less exposure. A navigator or pilot on a vessel must adjust the ordered course to compensate for the leeway drift and more important set and drift, an all encompassing term for drift that includes the steering error of the vessel. Failure to make these adjustments during a voyage will yield poor navigational results. Bowditch's American Practical Navigator offers a comprehensive free guide to navigation principles. An object can be classified as either an active object like a ship navigating through a waterway or a passive object like a liferaft, drifting debris, or a person in the water. A passive object will experience the greatest leeway drift and it is this drift that is of utmost importance to those involved in search and rescue upon inland waterways and open oceans.
The numerical value of leeway in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of leeway in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It is a signal to those who want to discriminate that they have greater leeway to do so.
Animals are stylized characters in a kind of old saga -- stylized because even the most acute of them have little leeway as they play out their parts.
We want to reduce the loans very aggressively within two to three years to stabilise our credit rating and to regain financial leeway for further acquisitions.
Turkey's strategic geography dictates that its allies continue giving it some leeway ... People simply can't afford to ignore Turkey, whatever the policies of President Erdogan.
I prefer to give people who run his operation as much leeway as possible and get out of their way, i respect them and I want them to do their jobs without hanging over their heads.
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- Freiraum, Abdrift, Spielraum, Versäumte, RückstandGerman
- liikkumavara, pelivaraFinnish
- dérive, latitudeFrench
- margine di azione, derivaItalian
- 余裕, 風圧量, 偏流量, 余地Japanese
- afdrift, speling, afdrijving, speelruimteDutch
- дрейф, относительная свобода действийRussian
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