On Friday, October 14, 2016 at 3:55:13 PM UTC-4, Steve Edmonds wrote:
> Very log ago I heard it used.
> From dictionary yaw" (be) definition: to be wide open. ... to open wide;
> Was applied in this meaning to a wide open harbour or river mount. Just
> trying to add text to your point 3.
> On Saturday, 15 October 2016 02:58:39 UTC+13, John Muccigrosso wrote:
>> On Friday, October 14, 2016 at 2:34:42 AM UTC-4, Steve Edmonds wrote:
>>> Yaw is the width of the harbour entrance, side to side.
>>> On Monday, 3 October 2016 04:46:57 UTC+13, John Muccigrosso wrote:
>>>> I always like to remember the original usage for airplanes (OK, it was
>>>> really ships):
>>>> 1. Pitch is how far up or down the plane/boat's nose is pointed.
>>>> 2. Roll is how much the plane is tilted to the left or right
>>>> (tipping the plane/ship left and right).
>>>> 3. Yaw is the other one. :-)
>>>> Pitch and roll have essentially the obvious meaning from their usual
>>>> usage. It's yaw that isn't used outside this context.
>> Getting OT here, but I hadn't heard that one before. Citation?
Thanks. It's just that I didn't see that meaning in the OED, so I was
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