- an infectious, nonvenereal tropical disease, primarily of children, characterized by raspberrylike eruptions of the skin and caused by a spirochete, Treponema pertenue, that is closely related to the agent of syphilis.
Origin of yaws
- to deviate temporarily from a straight course, as a ship.
- (of an aircraft) to have a motion about its vertical axis.
- (of a rocket or guided missile) to deviate from a stable flight attitude by oscillation of the longitudinal axis in the horizontal plane.
- to cause to yaw.
- a movement of deviation from a direct course, as of a ship.
- a motion of an aircraft about its vertical axis.
- an angle, to the right or left, determined by the direction of motion of an aircraft or spacecraft and its vertical and longitudinal plane of symmetry.
- (of a rocket or guided missile)
- the act of yawing.
- the angular displacement of the longitudinal axis due to yawing.
Origin of yaw1
- one of the lesions of yaws.
Origin of yaw2
Examples from the Web for yaws
We shall see her colours presently if she yaws to fire at us.The Two Supercargoes
Martin inquired about yaws, for here was a man who ought to know.The Cruise of the Snark
I went to a doctor, who burnt out my yaws with caustic potash.Through the South Seas with Jack London
The yaws is not a dangerous, although a very disgusting, disease.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
What in the name of natur does he mean by his spracks and his yaws?
- (usually functioning as singular) an infectious nonvenereal disease of tropical climates with early symptoms resembling syphilis, characterized by red skin eruptions and, later, pain in the joints: it is caused by the spiral bacterium Treponema pertenueAlso called: framboesia
- the angular movement of an aircraft, missile, etc, about its vertical axis
- the deviation of a vessel from a straight course
Word Origin and History for yaws
1670s, from Carib yaya, the native name for the disease.
"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).
- An infectious tropical disease caused by Treponema pertenue, characterized by the development of crusted granulomatous ulcers on the extremities that may cause bone and joint destruction in later stages of the disease.boubas bubas frambesia granuloma tropicum pian rupia
- A highly contagious tropical disease that chiefly affects children, caused by the spirochete Treponema pertenue and characterized by raspberrylike sores, especially on the hands, feet, and face.