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[word-lover] 【整理】2015-07-27 How to Use a Word

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[Homework]2015-07-27 How to Use a Word

Today's word is yaw, spelled y-a-w.Yaw is a verb. When used of a ship, it means to deviate erratically from a course as when struck by haevy sea, especially to move from side to side. When used of an airplane, spacecraft or projectile, it means to turn by angular motion about the vertical axes. Yaw can also mean to alternate.

Here is the word used in a sentence by Steve Wines in Medium.com. In 2002, contractors explored the r.. using a remoted operated submarine. They found ropes and lights from previous visits, and work out how the big plane skipped and yawed acorss the water before sinking to the bottom.


In the heyday of large sailing ships, numerous nautical words appeared on the horizon, many of which have origins that have never been traced, yaw is one such word. It began showing up in print in the 1500s, frist as a noun, meaning movement off course or side to side movement, and then as a verb. For more than 350 years, it remained a sailing word with occasional sidetrips to the figurative of sense to alternate. Then dawn the era of airplane flight in a early of 20th centry, and yawing was no long confined to the sea.


Nowadays, people who love boats still use yaw much as the sailors of old did, but pilots and astronauts also refer to the yawing of their crafts.


I'm Peter Sokolovosiki, with your word of the day.

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