Definition of "yawing" []

  • (of an aircraft, missile, etc) to turn about its vertical axis (verb)
  • (of a ship, etc) to deviate temporarily from a straight course (verb)
  • To cause (an aircraft, ship, etc) to yaw (verb)
  • The angular movement of an aircraft, missile, etc, about its vertical axis (noun)
  • The deviation of a vessel from a straight course (noun)
  • Present participle of yaw. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "yawing" in a sentence
  • "During the operation of a wind power plant, in particular in turbulent winds depending on the yaw angle of the rotor, very high forces and thus very high torques, so-called yawing moments or yaw moments, can occur."
  • ""yawing" from side to side, and certain squashings of the paddle-boxes into the yeasty waters, which now ran a race with us and each other, as if bent on chasing us down, and rolling their boarding parties with foaming crests down on our decks."
  • "Once other teams noticed that Edwards 'crew chief Bob Osborne was "yawing" the car out to the right (as it went down the straightaway you could see the car's right rear quarterpanel."