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
Examples from the Web for yawed
At the third summons the Kearsarge yawed gracefully to port, and out of those frowning Dahlgrens blazed her answer.Cruise and Captures of the Alabama|Albert M. Goodrich
There Banjo sidled, yawed, and passaged, fretting to be after the brown.Boy Woodburn|Alfred Ollivant
She was too directly ahead to enable Jack to fire “Long Tom” at her, unless he yawed considerably.The Three Lieutenants|W.H.G. Kingston
Presently the Frenchman yawed, and a shot from a long thirty-two came skipping over the water.The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Tales|Bret Harte
Able Jake, with the controlling influence of the jets cut, had yawed slightly and was now traveling crabwise.Far from Home|J.A. Taylor
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).