verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- the act of yawing.
- the angular displacement of the longitudinal axis due to yawing.
Origin of yaw1
Origin of yaw2
Examples from the Web for yaw
De Captain he nebber eat no breakfast; he say et ain't good fer his libber—yaw; yaw!Gordon Craig|Randall Parrish
"Yaw—dot ish vot he tolds me," said Otto carefully weighing his words.The Lost Trail|Edward S. Ellis
"Yaw, schipper Schenk, gif us te story," cried several voices.Captain Kyd, Vol. II|Joseph Holt Ingraham
I objected to the guttural sounds, and the open mouths, and the yaw yaw of the Germans.
For the record, would you define in lay terms what yaw means?Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Word Origin for yaw
"to fall away from the line of a course," 1540s, from Old Norse jaga, Old Danish jæge "to drive, chase," from Middle Low German jagen (see yacht).