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 yawing
Historical Examples of yawing
It had been yawing off that compass all the way from a point to a point and a half.Blow The Man Down
She headed nearly due south, yawing, of course, all the time.Treasure Island
Robert Louis Stevenson
The wind was steady, and as we ran before it there was no yawing.Dracula
Steer a steady course there at the wheel—you're yawing all round the compass!The North Pacific
Willis Boyd Allen
But what yawing about she made of it when she came with a stranger at the helm!Sailing Alone Around The World
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).