• WordNet 3.6
    • v yaw swerve off course momentarily "the ship yawed when the huge waves hit it"
    • v yaw deviate erratically from a set course "the yawing motion of the ship"
    • v yaw be wide open "the deep gaping canyon"
    • n yaw an erratic deflection from an intended course
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Yaw (Naut) A movement of a vessel by which she temporarily alters her course; a deviation from a straight course in steering.
    • v. i Yaw To rise in blisters, breaking in white froth, as cane juice in the clarifiers in sugar works.
    • v. i. & t Yaw (Naut) 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."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • yaw To go unsteadily; bend or deviate from a straight course: chiefly nautical.
    • yaw To move aside; move from one side to the other.
    • n yaw Nautical, a temporary deviation of a ship or vessel from the direct line of her course.
    • n yaw One of the tubercles characteristic of the disease known as yaws.
    • n yaw A thin or defective place in cloth.
    • yaw To rise in blisters, breaking in white froth, as cane-juice in the sugar-works.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Yaw yaw to move unsteadily:
    • n Yaw a deviation from the course
    • v.i Yaw yaw (naut.) to deviate temporarily or to turn out of the line of her course, as a ship
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Scand., cf. Norw. gaga, to bend back, Ice. gagr, bent back.


In literature:

As for Clump, he rubbed his shins and "yaw-ha'd" over his wife's speech for five minutes.
"Captain Mugford" by W.H.G. Kingston
Directly afterwards the stranger yawed and fired her foremost gun.
"The Missing Ship" by W. H. G. Kingston
We shall see her colours presently if she yaws to fire at us.
"The Two Supercargoes" by W.H.G. Kingston
At length she yawed and let fly her whole broadside.
"A True Hero" by W.H.G. Kingston
At length, however, we saw her yaw.
"Will Weatherhelm" by W.H.G. Kingston
He made the nose yaw, but was unable to locate anything on its screen.
"This World Must Die!" by Horace Brown Fyfe
At the same moment she yawed sharply and seemed to change her course.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 7" by Charles H. Sylvester
The title of the book was YAW DEREVOCSID EHT.
"Peter the Priest" by Mór Jókai
A lumbering old lighter with a yawing derrick passed close aboard.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
The dory yawed and veered unsteadily.
"The Young Alaskans" by Emerson Hough

In poetry:

Dose English, yaw, I tells you true!
Dey spoil der Kaiser's plans,
Shoost cause ve march de Belgium through
Dey kill us Sherman mans.
"The Hate Of Hans" by Abner Cosens
Her learning and good breeding such,
Whether th' Italian or the Dutch,
Spaniards or French came to her: To all obliging she'd appear:
'Twas Si Signior, 'twas Yaw Mynheer,
'Twas S'il vous plaist, Monsieur.
"Phyrne" by Alexander Pope

In news:

GOUVERNEUR — Kevin M Yaw, 32, Saginaw, Mich.
Samford's Cameron Yaw named SoCon Special Teams Player of the Week.
But Alex Lee Yaw managed to find the net when it counted, giving the Red Raiders (2-4, 2-7) a 2-1 overtime victory.
NBC 13's Bettina Boateng marries Yaw Afari.
Bettina Boateng & Yaw Afari (Special / D Jerome Smedley).
Yaw is the daughter of Rebecca and Clifford Yaw , Williamsport.
Samford's Cameron Yaw gets leg up in SoCon.
Announcement has been made of the engagement of Angela Yaw and Jason Starr, both of Hughesville.
Yaw is the daughter of Karen and David Yaw , Hughesville.
Carma Darlene ( Yaw ) Anderson was born Dec 6, 1929, in Alta, to Russel and Evelyn Yaw .
Carma Darlene ( Yaw ) Anderson born Dec 6, 1929, in Alta, Ia.
To Russel and Evelyn Yaw .
Sam_Tartt 65 interception return (Yaw kick), 3:36.
Sam_Summerlin 1 run (Yaw kick), 2:02.
Lui, Chun-yin Li, Lai-yin Chan and Hwa-yaw Tam.

In science:

The motors controlling the pitch and yaw are side by side while the motor controlling the roll is in opposition.
The eel-like robot
This is illustrated in Figure 9 on the plane yaw.
The eel-like robot
The SPI should not only be able to monitor longitudinal relative table motion, but also pitch and yaw motion of the tables.
Suspension platform interferometer for the AEI 10\,m prototype: concept, design and optical layout
This movement of MS, which is in reality a motion of the south table, was performed in two translational degrees of freedom and in the yaw degree of freedom since Optocad can cope with two dimensions only.
Suspension platform interferometer for the AEI 10\,m prototype: concept, design and optical layout
In the simulation beamR was fixed and beamM was moved in yaw.
Suspension platform interferometer for the AEI 10\,m prototype: concept, design and optical layout