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1) abeam. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...At right angles to the keel of a ship. Alongside or at right angles to: The ship drew abeam the cove....

2) abeam. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...See A-. 1...

3) Jib. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...vessels, and the jib-boomin larger ones, and exerts an important effect, when the wind is abeam, in throwing the ship s head to leeward. 1 Jib. The under-lip. A sailor...

4) yaw. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...To swerve off course momentarily or temporarily: The ship yawed as the heavy wave struck abeam. 2. To turn about the vertical axis. Used of an aircraft, spacecraft,...

5) a-, an- The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...alone made from Old English prefixes are impressively numerous: consider aback, abaft, abeam, adrift, ahead, alee, astern, and awash. The Greek prefix a-/an-, meaning...

6) reach. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...as in drawing a conclusion or making a joke; overreach. 5. Nautical To sail with the wind abeam. 1. The act or an instance of stretching or thrusting out. 2. The...

7) Chapter XXXI. Bad Prospects-First Touch of Cape Horn-Icebergs-Temperance Ships-Lying-Up-Ice-Difficulty on Board-Change of Course-Straits of Magellan. Dana, Richard Henry, Jr. 1909-14. Two Years before the Mast. The Harvard Classics
...down the long top-gallant masts; but, as the sea went down toward night, and the wind hauled abeam we left them standing, and set the studding-sails. 1 The next day,...

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