Weatherly definition

wĕthər-lē
(naut.) That can sail close to the wind with very little drift to leeward.
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Able to sail close to the wind with little drift to leeward.
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(nautical) (of a sailing vessel) Able to sail close to the wind with little leeway.
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Origin of weatherly

  • weather (“direction from which the wind blows") +"Ž -ly (“characteristic of")

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