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yaw

 (yô)
v. yawed, yaw·ing, yaws
v.intr.
1. Nautical To swerve off course momentarily or temporarily: The ship yawed as the heavy wave struck abeam.
2. To turn about the vertical axis. Used of an aircraft, spacecraft, or projectile.
3. To move unsteadily; weave.
v.tr.
To cause to yaw.
n.
1. The act of yawing.
2. Extent of yawing, measured in degrees.

[Perhaps of Scandinavian origin.]

yaw

(jɔː)
vb
1. (Aeronautics) (intr) (of an aircraft, missile, etc) to turn about its vertical axis. Compare pitch111, roll14
2. (Nautical Terms) (intr) (of a ship, etc) to deviate temporarily from a straight course
3. (Aeronautics) (tr) to cause (an aircraft, ship, etc) to yaw
4. (Nautical Terms) (tr) to cause (an aircraft, ship, etc) to yaw
n
5. (Aeronautics) the angular movement of an aircraft, missile, etc, about its vertical axis
6. (Nautical Terms) the deviation of a vessel from a straight course
[C16: of unknown origin]

yaw1

(yɔ)

v.i.
1. to deviate temporarily from a straight course, as a ship.
2. (of an aircraft) to have a motion about its vertical axis.
3. (of a rocket or guided missile) to deviate from a stable flight attitude by oscillation of the longitudinal axis in the horizontal plane.
v.t.
4. to cause to yaw.
n.
5. the movement of yawing.
6. a motion of an aircraft about its vertical axis.
7. a right or left angle determined by the direction of motion of an aircraft or spacecraft and its vertical and longitudinal plane of symmetry.
[1540–50]

yaw2

(yɔ)

n.
one of the lesions of yaws.
[1735–45]

yaw

1. 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.
2. 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.

yaw


Past participle: yawed
Gerund: yawing

Imperative
yaw
yaw
Present
I yaw
you yaw
he/she/it yaws
we yaw
you yaw
they yaw
Preterite
I yawed
you yawed
he/she/it yawed
we yawed
you yawed
they yawed
Present Continuous
I am yawing
you are yawing
he/she/it is yawing
we are yawing
you are yawing
they are yawing
Present Perfect
I have yawed
you have yawed
he/she/it has yawed
we have yawed
you have yawed
they have yawed
Past Continuous
I was yawing
you were yawing
he/she/it was yawing
we were yawing
you were yawing
they were yawing
Past Perfect
I had yawed
you had yawed
he/she/it had yawed
we had yawed
you had yawed
they had yawed
Future
I will yaw
you will yaw
he/she/it will yaw
we will yaw
you will yaw
they will yaw
Future Perfect
I will have yawed
you will have yawed
he/she/it will have yawed
we will have yawed
you will have yawed
they will have yawed
Future Continuous
I will be yawing
you will be yawing
he/she/it will be yawing
we will be yawing
you will be yawing
they will be yawing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been yawing
you have been yawing
he/she/it has been yawing
we have been yawing
you have been yawing
they have been yawing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been yawing
you will have been yawing
he/she/it will have been yawing
we will have been yawing
you will have been yawing
they will have been yawing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been yawing
you had been yawing
he/she/it had been yawing
we had been yawing
you had been yawing
they had been yawing
Conditional
I would yaw
you would yaw
he/she/it would yaw
we would yaw
you would yaw
they would yaw
Past Conditional
I would have yawed
you would have yawed
he/she/it would have yawed
we would have yawed
you would have yawed
they would have yawed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.yaw - an erratic deflection from an intended course
turning, turn - a movement in a new direction; "the turning of the wind"
Verb1.yaw - be wide openyaw - be wide open; "the deep gaping canyon"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
2.yaw - deviate erratically from a set course; "the yawing motion of the ship"
hunt - yaw back and forth about a flight path; "the plane's nose yawed"
deviate, divert - turn aside; turn away from
3.yaw - swerve off course momentarily; "the ship yawed when the huge waves hit it"
sheer, slew, slue, swerve, trend, veer, curve, cut - turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right"

yaw

verb
1. Nautical. To turn aside sharply from a straight course:
2. To lean suddenly, unsteadily, and erratically from the vertical axis:
Translations

yaw

[jɔː] (Naut)
A. Nguiñada f
B. VIguiñar, hacer una guiñada

yaw

vi (Naut) → gieren, vom Kurs abkommen; (Aviat, Space) (off course) → vom Kurs abkommen or abweichen; (about axis) → gieren; it yawed 20 degrees to portes gierte um 20 Grad nach Backbord
nKursabweichung f; (about axis) → Gieren nt

yaw

n. lesión primaria de la frambesia.
References in classic literature ?
Now to this hand, now to that, he yawed in his faltering flight, and still at every billow that he broke, he spasmodically sank in the sea, or sideways rolled towards the sky his one beating fin.
At the same moment, she yawed sharply and seemed to change her course.
The head was not kept to the wind; it yawed and fell away.