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Synonyms for yaw

to turn aside sharply from a straight course

to lean suddenly, unsteadily, and erratically from the vertical axis

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an erratic deflection from an intended course

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be wide open

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deviate erratically from a set course

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swerve off course momentarily

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The diagram at upper right provides greater detail, but the gist is that aileron deflection generates some measure of a yawing moment opposite the desired direction of turn.
In this paper we illustrate by way of an in-depth case study how asymmetrical segmental motions are linked to the production of torques that contribute to yawing motions of a breaststroke swimmer.
Dynamic is the ability of a projectile to dampen its initial pitching and yawing motion and thereafter fly straight and true to the target.
The second load case would be when yawing occurs at maximum rate as specified by the standard.
When it detects a swaying motion, which is referred to as yawing, the towing vehicle automatically slows.
The plan, designed specifically for individuals and families not insured by an employer, such as the self-employed, students, recent college graduates and early retirees, is a preferred provider plan that offers subscribers a choice of four deductibles yawing from $500 to $5,000.
Power output control can also be achieved using ailerons and yawing the rotor out of the wind.
Quetzalcoatlus alo didn't have a vertical stabilizer, as planes do, bit it did have a very narrow and movable head, which could be used as a front-end rudder for controlling yawing (the tendency to swing from side to side).
Spins result when the airplane's wing exceeds its critical angle of attack (AoA) and it's experiencing a yawing moment.
This yawing is the aforementioned "adverse yaw," and conventional fixed-wing aircraft counter it with rudder application.