To veer out

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To veer out (Naut) to let out; to slacken and let run; to pay out; as, to veer away the cable; to veer out a rope.
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Usage

In literature:

The Trow had likewise been overset, had not her master veered out the cable, and allowed her to go on shore, stern foremost.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume IX." by Robert Kerr
The wind had now veered to the west, and was so moderate, that we could bear two reefs out of the top-sails.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 14" by Robert Kerr
His voice, steady and grave, came to her through hushed intervals when the noise of the surf died out as the wind veered seaward.
"The Younger Set" by Robert W. Chambers
Soon after we were out of the harbour, the wind veered to the S.E.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16" by Robert Kerr
To veer cable, to let more out, to let the ship go farther from the anchor.
"The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence" by A. T. Mahan
Then the gale would veer, and out raced a tidal billow of waters like to take the St. Pierre broadside.
"Heralds of Empire" by Agnes C. Laut
Sometimes the boat appeared to be coming close in shore, and again it would veer out.
"The Outdoor Girls in Florida" by Laura Lee Hope
More cable was veered out, but she was by this time exposed to the full blast of gale.
"The Three Admirals" by W.H.G. Kingston
To put it round the bitts, in order to fasten it, or slacken it out gradually, which last is called veering away.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
There was no time to be lost now; the ground was freezing under a veering and bitter wind out of the west.
"The Flaming Jewel" by Robert W. Chambers
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In news:

Taylor Swift's "Red" isn't even out yet, and already advance singles have veered from cheerleader pop to hints of dubstep.
Chevelle is back with their explosive new single 'Hats Off to the Bull,' does it have enough force to knock out current Cockfight champs The Veer Union.
For half an hour, Lori Ulvestad dodged in and out of traffic, at times veering off the road to avoid crashing.
Campbell points out that many documentaries veer into this territory, but what really caught my eye about his post is his willingness to knock a doc.
He said he veered into Mexican waters to get out of the wind and wasn't targeting that nation's tuna.
The woman in the Audi veers left and waits for the woman in the Grand Cherokee to back out and vacate the parking space.
An out-of-court settlement in Arkansas has awarded $9 million in damages to the family of an over-the-road trucker who died in a fiery crash when another trucker had a seizure and veered into oncoming traffic on Interstate 40 last year.
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