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English

Etymology

a- + beam

Adverb

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Positive
abeam

Comparative
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  1. (nautical) On the beam; at a right angle to the centerline or keel of a vessel [1]; being at a bearing approximately 090 Degrees or 270 Degrees relative [2].
  2. (nautical) Alongside or abreast.

Translations

Adjective

abeam (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
abeam

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. (nautical) Alongside or abreast.
    The island was directly abeam of us.

Quotations

  • 2005, William Thomas Generous, Sweet Pea at War: A History of USS Portland, page 178
    The attack on the abeam ship, Louisville, killed Commander Cruiser Division Four [....]

Preposition

abeam

  1. (nautical) next to.
    She came abeam the crippled ship.

References

  • Notes:
  1. ^ FM 55-501 Marine Crewman’s Handbook
  2. ^ JP 1-02 Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

Latin

Verb

abeam

  1. first-person singular present active subjunctive of abeō.

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