Yaw vs Yah - What's the difference?

yaw | yah |


As a noun yaw

is the rotation of an aircraft, ship, or missile about its vertical axis so as to cause the longitudinal axis of the aircraft, ship, or missile to deviate from the flight line or heading in its horizontal plane.

As a verb yaw

is (aviation) to turn about the vertical axis while maintaining course.

As a proper noun yah is

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yaw

English

Noun

(wikipedia yaw) (en noun)
  • The rotation of an aircraft, ship, or missile about its vertical axis so as to cause the longitudinal axis of the aircraft, ship, or missile to deviate from the flight line or heading in its horizontal plane.
  • The angle between the longitudinal axis of a projectile at any moment and the tangent to the trajectory in the corresponding point of flight of the projectile.
  • An act of yawing.
  • (nautical) A vessel's motion rotating about the vertical axis, so the bow yaws from side to side; a characteristic of unsteadiness.
  • The extent of yawing, the rotation angle about the vertical axis
  • the yaw of an aircraft

    See also

    * heading * pitch * roll * surge * scend

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (aviation) To turn about the vertical axis while maintaining course.
  • (nautical) To swerve off course to port or starboard.
  • (nautical) To steer badly, zigzagging back and forth across the intended course of a boat; to go out of the line of course.
  • * Lowell
  • Just as he would lay the ship's course, all yawing being out of the question.
  • To rise in blisters, breaking in white froth, as cane juice in the clarifiers in sugar works.
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    yah

    English

    Etymology 1

    An alternative pronunciation, akin to yeah.

    Adverb

    (-)
  • (UK, India, South Africa) Yes.
  • Yah , we did go along but it turned out the wedding was a load of nonsense.

    Etymology 2

    From the pronunciation of “yes” which such people use.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (British, informal) An upper-class person, especially a Sloane Ranger.
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