abeam

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

a- (in the direction of) +‎ beam (keel)

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

abeam (comparative more abeam, superlative most abeam)

  1. (nautical, aircraft) On the beam; at a right angle to the centerline or keel of a vessel [1] or aircraft; being at a bearing approximately 090 Degrees or 270 Degrees relative [2]. [Mid 19th century.][3]
  2. (nautical, aircraft) Alongside or abreast; opposite the center of the side of the ship or aircraft. [Mid 19th century.][3]

Translations[edit]

Adjective[edit]

abeam (comparative more abeam, superlative most abeam)

  1. (nautical, aircraft) Alongside or abreast; opposite the center of the side of the ship or aircraft. [Mid 19th century.][3]
    • 2005, William Thomas Generous, Sweet Pea at War: A History of USS Portland[1], ISBN 9780813191218, page 178:
      The attack on the abeam ship, Louisville, killed Commander Cruiser Division Four []
    The island was directly abeam of us.

Preposition[edit]

abeam

  1. (nautical) Alongside. [Mid 19th century.][3]
    She came abeam the crippled ship.

References[edit]

  1. ^ FM 55-501 Marine Crewman’s Handbook
  2. ^ JP 1-02 Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 3

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

abeam

  1. first-person singular present active subjunctive of abeō