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Yaw

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Pronunciation : Yaw
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [Cf. Yew, v. i.]
Definition : Defn: To rise in blisters, breaking in white froth, as cane juice in the clarifiers in sugar works.

i. [imp. & p. p. Yawed; p. pr. & vb. n. Yawing.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Yaw
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [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.)
Definition : Defn: To steer wild, or out of the line of her course; to deviate from her course, as when struck by a heavy sea; -- said of a ship. Just as he would lay the ship's course, all yawing being out of the question. Lowell.

i. & t.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Yaw
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : Defn: A movement of a vessel by which she temporarily alters her course; a deviation from a straight course in steering.

(Naut.)
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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