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
I suppose they didn't want to lose ground by yawing, but as they came abreast of us they both opened fire.The Bravest of the Brave|G. A. Henty
But what yawing about she made of it when she came with a stranger at the helm!Sailing Alone Around The World|Joshua Slocum
Should it succeed in doing this, the rolling and yawing will render its aim very uncertain.
The yawing of the vessel called the attention of the mate to me, who sung out to hold her steady.Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland Volume 18|Alexander Leighton
Touchy work, maneuvering into it, with the ZX-1 yawing as she was, and the need for haste desperate.Raiders Invisible|Desmond Winter Hall
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).