abeam


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a·beam

 (ə-bēm′)
adv.
At right angles to the keel of a ship.
prep.
Alongside or at right angles to: The ship drew abeam the cove.

abeam

(əˈbiːm)
adv, adj
1. (Aeronautics) (postpositive) at right angles to the length and directly opposite the centre of a vessel or aircraft
2. (Nautical Terms) (postpositive) at right angles to the length and directly opposite the centre of a vessel or aircraft
[C19: a-2 + beam]

a•beam

(əˈbim)

adv.
at right angles to the fore-and-aft line: to sail with the wind abeam.
[1830–40]

abeam

Bearing approximately 090 degrees or 270 degrees relative; at right angles to the longitudinal axis of a vehicle.

abeam

At right angles to the length and center of a boat.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.abeam - at right angles to the length of a ship or airplaneabeam - at right angles to the length of a ship or airplane
Translations

abeam

adv (Naut) → querab
References in classic literature ?
Squaring her yards, she bore down, ranged abeam under the Pequod's lee, and lowered a boat; it soon drew nigh; but, as the side-ladder was being rigged by Starbuck's order to accommodate the visiting captain, the stranger in question waved his hand from his boat's stern in token of that proceeding being entirely unnecessary.
It was only next day, when Wainwright Island loomed to windward, close abeam, that Wolf Larsen opened his mouth in prophecy.
Did they attempt to make it, we could haul after them with the wind abeam, and overtake them before they had covered an eighth of the distance.
That's the easterly point of Fakarava, and we'll go in through the passage full-tilt, the wind abeam, and every sail drawing.
The wind being abeam, was what had saved the men crowded aft.
A thin, somewhat sunken face, with a tightly closed mouth, stared at the distant French coast, vague like a suggestion of solid darkness, lying abeam beyond the evening light reflected from the level waters, themselves growing more sombre than the sky; a stare, across which Powell had to pass and did pass with a quick side glance, noting its immovable stillness.
The flattened ruin of one was floating abeam of the Monitor, the rest had passed, dropping bombs down the American column; several were in the water and apparently uninjured, and three or four were still in the air and coming round now in a wide circle to return to their mother airships.
The Euroimmun IgM and IgG ELISAs and the Abeam IgM ELISA showed a specificity of 100% for negative specimens with similar results ([greater than or equal to] 90%) for confirmedDENV-positive samples (Table 2, https://www.
At the abeam position, they called for a full stop to make a crew change.
He explained that experienced aviators like Mr Zaharie - who has 18,000 hours - have on their heads awareness of the nearest airport behind abeam or ahead of the jet they fly.
Asian-based provider of business transformation services ABeam Consulting and European-based management and technology consultancy BearingPoint announced on Thursday that they have agreed to form a strategic consulting alliance.
A wind got up, cold and hard from the southwest, and now there was nothing to see but the lights of Coney Island strung horizontally on an invisible string in the darkness abeam of portside.