weatherliness


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weath·er·ly

 (wĕth′ər-lē)
adj.
Able to sail close to the wind with little drift to leeward.

weath′er·li·ness n.
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Noun1.weatherliness - (of a sailing vessel) the quality of being able to sail close to the wind with little drift to the leeward (even in a stiff wind)weatherliness - (of a sailing vessel) the quality of being able to sail close to the wind with little drift to the leeward (even in a stiff wind); "the Spanish ships had superior speed and weatherliness"
sailing ship, sailing vessel - a vessel that is powered by the wind; often having several masts
maneuverability, manoeuvrability - the quality of being maneuverable