yaw

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: yaw

1
nv
an erratic deflection from an intended course
deviate erratically from a set course
2
v
be wide open
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: yaw
1

n an erratic deflection from an intended course

Synonyms:
swerve
Type of:
turn, turning
a movement in a new direction

v deviate erratically from a set course

“the yawing motion of the ship”
Types:
hunt
yaw back and forth about a flight path
Type of:
deviate, divert
turn aside; turn away from

v swerve off course momentarily

“the ship yawed when the huge waves hit it”
Type of:
curve, cut, sheer, slew, slue, swerve, trend, veer
turn sharply; change direction abruptly
2

v be wide open

Synonyms:
gape, yawn
Type of:
be
have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)
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