abeam

abeam
adverb or adjective Date: circa 1836 off to the side of a ship or plane especially at a right angle to the middle of the ship or plane's length

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  • Abeam — A*beam , adv. [Pref. a + beam.] (Naut.) On the beam, that is, on a line which forms a right angle with the ship s keel; opposite to the center of the ship s side. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abeam — (adv.) at right angles to the keel, c.1836, nautical, lit. on beam; see A (Cf. a ) (1) + BEAM (Cf. beam) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • abeam — [ə bēm′] adv., adj. [ A 1 + BEAM] 1. at right angles to a ship s length or keel 2. abreast (of) the middle of a ship s side …   English World dictionary

  • abeam — 1. adverb a) On the beam; at a right angle to the centerline or keel of a vessel <ref name= FM55 501 >FM 55 501 Marine Crewman’s Handbook</ref>; being at a bearing approximately 090 Degrees or 270 Degrees relative <ref name= JP102… …   Wiktionary

  • abeam — /euh beem /, adv. 1. Naut., Aeron. at right angles to the fore and aft line: The vessel was sailing with the wind directly abeam. 2. directly abreast the middle of a ship s side. [1830 40; A 1 + BEAM] * * * …   Universalium

  • abeam — adverb on a line at right angles to a ship s or an aircraft s length. ↘(abeam of) opposite the middle of (a ship or aircraft). Origin C19: from a 2 + beam …   English new terms dictionary

  • abeam — a•beam [[t]əˈbim[/t]] adv. naut. navig. at right angles to the fore and aft line: to sail with the wind abeam[/ex] • Etymology: 1830–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • abeam — traversas statusas Aprobuotas sritis karo aviacija apibrėžtis Horizontalioji kryptis į kurį nors daiktą, statmena laivo arba orlaivio kursui arba išilginei ašiai. atitikmenys: angl. abeam šaltinis Lietuvos kariuomenės Karinių oro pajėgų vado 2009 …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • abeam — traversu statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Apytikris santykinis orientavimas 90 ar 270 laipsnių; stačiaisiais kampais važiavimo priemonės išilginės ašies atžvilgiu. atitikmenys: angl. abeam pranc. par le traverse …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • abeam — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adv. sideways (See side) …   English dictionary for students

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