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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It was only next day, when Wainwright Island loomed to windward, close abeam, that Wolf Larsen opened his mouth in prophecy.
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2) The latter cruises had 3 observers on the flying bridge, 2 of whom used "big eye" 25 x 150 binoculars to scan 90[degrees] from bow to abeam on either side of the flying bridge.
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Like the Wave Knight class ships, these vessels can also perform unreps and are capable of refuelling abeam and abaft.