abeam definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- at right angles to a ship's length or keel
- abreast (of) the middle of a ship's side
Origin: a- plush beam
abeam definition by American Heritage Dictionary
At right angles to the keel of a ship.preposition
Alongside or at right angles to: The ship drew abeam the cove.