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Noun: yaws  yoz
  1. An infectious tropical disease resembling syphilis in its early stages; marked by red skin eruptions and ulcerating lesions
    - frambesia [N. Amer], framboesia [Brit, Cdn]
Noun: yaw  yo
  1. An erratic deflection from an intended course
    - swerve
Verb: yaw  yo
  1. Be wide open
    "the deep yawing canyon";
    - gape, yawn
     
  2. Deviate erratically from a set course
    "the yawing motion of the ship"
     
  3. Swerve off course momentarily
    "the ship yawed when the huge waves hit it"

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Derived forms: yawses

Type of: be, curve, cut, deviate, divert, infectious disease, sheer, slew, slue, swerve, trend, turn, turning, veer

Encyclopedia: Yaws

Yaw, pitch, and roll