We will suppose that you have luffed around the first mark, and the next leg is a run with the wind aft of abeam.
She was abeam now, a mile away; how slow they were in running up an answer!
abeam—At right angles to the length of the vessel, as a dock is abeam when it bears directly off one side.
Before all the canvas could be reduced the hurricane struck her abeam.
The full force of the torrent struck her abeam, and away she swept down-stream like a thing possessed.
When he first heard the pursuer's boat, it was just abeam of the Isabel.
The abeam arm fork is a curved timber scarphed, tabled, and bolted for additional security where the openings are large.
The ominous thing was, they did not, as they might have expected, see her on the quarter but abeam.
Still, the sea struck her abeam, forcing her bodily to leeward, and heaving the lower yardarms into the ocean.
This would bring the combers upon her quarter, or, worse still, abeam.