- (of a ship or boat) making very little leeway when close-hauled.
Origin of weatherly
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She's not a bad goer, and weatherly, I think, all will call her.The Two Admirals
J. Fenimore Cooper
She is fairly fast, and weatherly, fairly stiff, and a beautiful sea-boat.
But, as they passed the door of Mr Weatherly, a sudden cry was heard.
These reports must be lying on your desk while you are conferring with Weatherly.In the Days of Poor Richard
Now, however, cutters as well as schooners have laced mainsails, with appreciable improvement in their weatherly qualities.
- (of a sailing vessel) making very little leeway when close-hauled, even in a stiff breeze
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