Yaw
Yaw Yaw, n. (Naut.) A movement of a vessel by which she temporarily alters her course; a deviation from a straight course in steering. [1913 Webster]

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  • Yaw — (y[add]), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Yawed} (y[add]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Yawing}.] [Cf. {Yew}, v. i.] To rise in blisters, breaking in white froth, as cane juice in the clarifiers in sugar works. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Yaw — Yaw, v. i. & t. [Cf. Prov. G. gagen to rock, gageln to totter, shake, Norw. gaga to bend backward, Icel. gagr bent back, gaga to throw the neck back.] (Naut.) To steer wild, or out of the line of her course; to deviate from her course, as when… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • yaw — Lesión típica del yaws, enfermedad tropical semejante a la sífilis. La lesión inicial o úlcera primaria se denomina yaw madre. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • yaw — [jo: US jo:] v [i]technical if a ship, aircraft etc yaws, it turns away from the direction it should be travelling in >yaw n [U and C] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • yaw — [yô] vi. [ON jaga, to sway, move back and forth < or akin to Du & Ger jagen, to hunt] 1. to swing back and forth across its course, as a ship pushed by high waves 2. to swing to the left or right on the vertical axis so that the longitudinal… …   English World dictionary

  • Yaw — kann bedeuten eine Ethnie in Nordost Thailand, siehe Nyaw (auch Yo, Jo, Tai Nyaw) ein Akan Vorname Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter Begriffe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • yaw — [ jɔ ] verb intransitive TECHNICAL if a boat yaws, it goes off the straight COURSE that it should be moving on a. if an airplane yaws, it turns to the side without moving up or down and without doing a ROLL …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • yaw — (v.) to fall away from the line of a course, 1540s, from O.N. jaga, O.Dan. jæge to drive, chase, from M.L.G. jagen (see YACHT (Cf. yacht)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • yaw — ► VERB ▪ (of a moving ship or aircraft) twist or oscillate about a vertical axis. ► NOUN ▪ yawing movement of a ship or aircraft. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • Yaw — The word yaw can refer to:* Yaw angle, angle about a vertical axis **Yaw axis * Yaw (god), Levantine god * Yaw drive, wind turbine component * YAW, Halifax/Shearwater Heliport s IATA code * Ellen Beach Yaw (1869 ndash;1947), concert singer * Yàw …   Wikipedia

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