to sail against the wind

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • Laveer — La*veer , v. i. [D. laveren.] (Naut.) To beat against the wind; to tack. [Obs.] Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • laveer — la·veer …   English syllables

  • laveer — ləˈvi(ə)r intransitive verb Etymology: Dutch laveren, from Middle Dutch laveren, loveren, from Middle French louvier, from lof side of a ship toward the wind more at luff archaic : to beat against the wind in sailing : tack …   Useful english dictionary

  • Laviren — Laviren, verb. reg. neutr. mit dem Hülfsworte haben, welches eigentlich in der Seefahrt üblich ist, und diejenige Art zu segeln bezeichnet; da man bey widrigem Winde bald nach der einen bald nach der andern Seite zu segelt, und also zwar sehr… …   Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

  • Nautical Terms — Ahoy, mateys! This be a fair and true listing of words having to do with ships and sailing, 225 of them in all. These terms come mainly from the great age of sailing ships, the 16th to 18th centuries, and almost all hail from the two great… …   Phrontistery dictionary

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