- to swing back and forth across its course: said of a ship, esp. one being pushed by large following waves
- to swing to the left or right on the vertical axis so that the longitudinal axis forms an angle with the line of flight; esp., to rotate or oscillate about the vertical axis: said of a projectile, aircraft, spacecraft, etc.
Origin of yawOld Norse jaga, to sway, move back and forth from or akin to Dutch and German jagen, to hunt
- an act of yawing
- the angle formed by a yawing craft