weatherly

[ weth-er-lee ]
/ ˈwɛð ər li /

adjective Nautical.

(of a ship or boat) making very little leeway when close-hauled.

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Origin of weatherly

First recorded in 1645–55; weather + -ly

OTHER WORDS FROM weatherly

weath·er·li·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for weatherly

weatherly
/ (ˈwɛðəlɪ) /

adjective

(of a sailing vessel) making very little leeway when close-hauled, even in a stiff breeze

Derived forms of weatherly

weatherliness, noun
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