On Monday, October 17, 2016 at 4:49:22 AM UTC-4, bugbear wrote:
> John Muccigrosso wrote: 
> > Thanks. It's just that I didn't see that meaning in the OED, so I was 
> curious. 
> It's very common for "normal" dictionaries not to have highly technical 
> or trade/craft specific meanings. I take part in discussions on  pre 1950 
> woodwork, 
> and many words (some of them apparently common) have specific meanings 
> in the craft which you won't find in a normal dictionary, regardless of 
> its 
> size/scope. 
>   BugBear 

Some might dispute the categorization of the OED as "normal." :-) 

But if the use of yaw to mean harbor mouth appeared anywhere in literature 
(or lots of other places), it would be in there. It isn't, AFAICT. (And 
this is going way off topic, so I'll stop now.)

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