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Verb

Infinitive
to yaw

Third person singular
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Simple past
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Past participle
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Present participle
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to yaw (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To turn about the vertical axis while maintaining course.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To swerve off course to port or starboard.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To steer badly, zigzagging back and forth across the intended course of a boat; to go out of the line of course.

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Noun

Singular
yaw

Plural
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yaw ({{{1}}})
  1. The rotation of an aircraft, ship, or missile about its vertical axis so as to cause the longitudinal axis of the aircraft, ship, or missile to deviate from the flight line or heading in its horizontal plane.
  2. The Angle between the longitudinal axis of a projectile at any moment and the tangent to the trajectory in the corresponding point of flight of the projectile.
  3. An act of yawing.
  4. (nautical) A vessel's motion rotating about the vertical axis, so the bow yaws from side to side; a characteristic of unsteadiness.
  5. The extent of yawing, the rotation angle about the vertical axis
    the yaw of an aircraft

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