Definition of Abeam

1. Adverb. At right angles to the length of a ship or airplane.

Definition of Abeam

1. adv. 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.



Definition of Abeam

1. Adverb. (nautical) On the beam; at a right angle to the centerline or keel of a vessel ''FM 55-501 Marine Crewman’s Handbook''; being at a bearing approximately 090 Degrees or 270 Degrees relative ''JP 1-02 Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms''. ¹

2. Adverb. (nautical) Alongside or abreast. ¹

3. Adjective. (nautical) Alongside or abreast. ¹

4. Preposition. (nautical) next to. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Abeam

1. at right angles to the keel of a ship [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Abeam

abductively
abductor
abductor digiti minimi muscle of foot
abductor digiti minimi muscle of hand
abductor hallucis
abductor muscle
abductor muscle of great toe
abductor muscle of little finger
abductor muscle of little toe
abductor oculi
abductor pollicis brevis
abductor pollicis longus
abductores
abductors
abducts
abeam (current term)
abear
abearance
abeared
abearing
abearings
abears
abecarnil
abecedaria
abecedarians
abecedaries
abecedarium
abecedarius
abecedariuses
abecedary

Literary usage of Abeam

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1. Anecdotes, Poetry, and Incidents of the War: North and South : 1860-1865 by Frank Moore (1866)
"... from the hour that the Rebel Stream, With the Crescent City lying abeam, And' Murder fell on his steel ! Ть well to do and dare ; But ever may grateful ..."

2. Navigation by George Leonard Hosmer (1918)
"When the ship is at B, where the object L is abeam (8 pts. off the bow) the log is read again. The distance AB is the difference between the two readings of ..."

3. The Illustrative Lesson Notes: A Guide to the Study of the International edited by John Heyl Vincent, Jesse Lyman Hurlbut, John Thomas McFarland (1906)
"24, 1907 GOD'S COVENANT WITH abeam GEN. 15. 1, 5-16 7 And he said unto him, I am the LORD that brought thee out of 7 And he said unto him, I am Jehovah that ..."

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