Abeam definitions

ə-bēm'
At right angles to the keel of a ship.
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At right angles to a ship's length or keel.
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Alongside or at right angles to.

The ship drew abeam the cove.

preposition
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Abreast (of) the middle of a ship's side.
adverb
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(nautical, aircraft) On the beam; at a right angle to the centerline or keel of a vessel or aircraft; being at a bearing approximately 090 Degrees or 270 Degrees relative . [Mid 19th century.]
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(nautical, aircraft) Alongside or abreast; opposite the center of the side of the ship or aircraft. [Mid 19th century.]

The island was directly abeam of us.

adjective
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(nautical, aircraft) Alongside or abreast; opposite the center of the side of the ship or aircraft. [Mid 19th century.]
adverb
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(nautical) Alongside. [Mid 19th century.]

She came abeam the crippled ship.

preposition
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Origin of abeam

a- (“in the direction of”) +‎ beam (“keel”)