Weatherliness
Weatherliness Weath"er*li*ness, n. (Naut.) The quality of being weatherly. [1913 Webster]

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  • weatherliness — noun (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 • Derivationally related forms: ↑weatherly • Topics:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • weatherliness — See weatherly. * * * …   Universalium

  • weatherliness — weath·er·li·ness …   English syllables

  • weatherly — weatherliness, n. /wedh euhr lee/, adj. Naut. (of a ship or boat) making very little leeway when close hauled. [1645 55; WEATHER + LY] * * * …   Universalium

  • HMS Boadicea (1797) — HMS Boadicea was a frigate of the Royal Navy.Design Boadicea was one of a batch of large frigates ordered in 1795, all of which were of largest of their type, and the majority of which were to the draught of captured French ships, the Navy then… …   Wikipedia

  • weatherly — adjective Sailing (of a boat) able to sail close to the wind without drifting to leeward. Derivatives weatherliness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • weatherly — /ˈwɛðəli/ (say wedhuhlee) adjective (of a boat) making very little leeway when close hauled. –weatherliness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • weatherly — [weth′ərlē] adj. Naut. that can sail close to the wind with very little drift to leeward weatherliness n …   English World dictionary

  • maneuverability — noun the quality of being maneuverable (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑manoeuvrability • Derivationally related forms: ↑manoeuvrable (for: ↑manoeuvrability), ↑maneuverable …   Useful english dictionary

  • manoeuvrability — noun the quality of being maneuverable • Syn: ↑maneuverability • Derivationally related forms: ↑manoeuvrable, ↑maneuverable (for: ↑maneuverability) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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