Definition of Yaw

1. Noun. An erratic deflection from an intended course.

Exact synonyms: Swerve
Generic synonyms: Turn, Turning
Derivative terms: Swerve



2. Verb. Be wide open. "The deep gaping canyon"
Exact synonyms: Gape, Yawn
Generic synonyms: Be

3. Verb. Deviate erratically from a set course. "The yawing motion of the ship"
Specialized synonyms: Hunt
Generic synonyms: Deviate, Divert

4. Verb. Swerve off course momentarily. "The ship yawed when the huge waves hit it"
Generic synonyms: Curve, Cut, Sheer, Slew, Slue, Swerve, Trend, Veer

Definition of Yaw

1. v. i. To rise in blisters, breaking in white froth, as cane juice in the clarifiers in sugar works.

2. v. i. & t. 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. n. A movement of a vessel by which she temporarily alters her course; a deviation from a straight course in steering.

4. v. i. To rise in blisters, breaking in white froth, as cane juice in the clarifiers in sugar works.

5. v. i. & t. 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.

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

Definition of Yaw

1. 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. ¹

2. 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. ¹

3. Noun. An act of yawing. ¹

4. Noun. (nautical) A vessel's motion rotating about the vertical axis, so the bow yaws from side to side; a characteristic of unsteadiness. ¹

5. Noun. The extent of yawing, the rotation angle about the vertical axis ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive aviation) To turn about the vertical axis while maintaining course. ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive nautical) To swerve off course to port or starboard. ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive nautical) To steer badly, zigzagging back and forth across the intended course of a boat; to go out of the line of course. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Yaw

1. to deviate from an intended course [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Yaw

1. An individual lesion of the eruption of yaws. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Yaw

yaul
yauld
yauls
yaup
yauped
yauper
yaupers
yauping
yaupon
yaupon holly
yaupons
yaups
yautia
yautias
yavapaiite
yaw (current term)
yaw'll
yaw-haw
yaw-weed
yawed
yawey
yawing
yawingly
yawl
yawl-rigged
yawled
yawling
yawls
yawmeter
yawmeters

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