adjective Nautical.

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

Origin of weatherly

First recorded in 1645–55; weather + -ly
Related formsweath·er·li·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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