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; > "gape" > 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 curious.
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