yaw

1
[ yaw ]
/ yɔ /

verb (used without object)

verb (used with object)

to cause to yaw.

noun

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Origin of yaw

1
First recorded in 1540–50; origin uncertain

Definition for yaw (2 of 2)

yaw2
[ yaw ]
/ yɔ /

noun Pathology.

one of the lesions of yaws.

Origin of yaw

2
First recorded in 1735–45; back formation from yaws
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British Dictionary definitions for yaw

yaw
/ (jɔː) /

verb

(intr) (of an aircraft, missile, etc) to turn about its vertical axisCompare pitch 1 (def. 11), roll (def. 14)
(intr) (of a ship, etc) to deviate temporarily from a straight course
(tr) to cause (an aircraft, ship, etc) to yaw

noun

the angular movement of an aircraft, missile, etc, about its vertical axis
the deviation of a vessel from a straight course

Word Origin for yaw

C16: of unknown origin
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