Yaw

The rotation of a body about a vertical axis.

  1. The angle of this movement.
  2. To cause to rotate about a vertical axis.
  3. To rotate or oscillate about a vertical axis.

Boats

Yawing is caused when the boat is operating in a following sea. The wave approaches the stern of the boat, lifts it up, drops it, and travels forward, lifting the bow and dropping it in turn.


See also: Pitch, Roll, Yaw Axis, Yaw Error, Yawing Moment.

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Subjects: Physics Transport