beam wind

[ wind ]

nounNautical.
  1. a wind blowing against a vessel from a direction at right angles to its keel.

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How to use beam wind in a sentence

  • The surface was good, but a strong beam wind hindered us while approaching the head of Depot Bay.

    The Home of the Blizzard | Douglas Mawson
  • But her faith in the boat was justified, for she sailed wonderfully well with the beam wind.

    A Sea Queen's Sailing | Charles Whistler
  • On a stormy day, with beam wind for a considerable part of the course, such an appendage will undoubtedly assist a sculler.

    Boating | W. B. Woodgate
  • The St. Pierre shook out her bellying sails and the white sheets drew to a full beam wind.

    Heralds of Empire | Agnes C. Laut
  • The latter method is one way of “coming to,” instead of luffing up in the usual way from a beam wind.