verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- the act of yawing.
- the angular displacement of the longitudinal axis due to yawing.
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Example sentences from the Web for yaw
Our immediate business, however, was not with her, but with the big ship that was coming yawing down the wind toward us.A Middy of the King|Harry Collingwood
A lumbering old lighter with a yawing derrick passed close aboard.
Every angle joint was working—yawing open and closing with dull grindings as the vessel rolled and plunged.
He speaks yawing like a jackdaw that gapes to be fed with cheese-curds.
He immediately ran down, hoisting the French ensign, and yawing a little to show it.How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves|W.H.G. Kingston