laveer

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch laveren.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

laveer ‎(third-person singular simple present laveers, present participle laveering, simple past and past participle laveered)

  1. (nautical, obsolete) To beat against the wind; to tack.
    • Dryden
      But those that 'gainst stiff Gales laveering go
      Must be at once resolv'd and skilful too.