Definition of lee helm in English:

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lee helm

noun

Sailing
The tendency of a vessel to turn its bow to leeward.
Example sentences
  • This condition is known as lee helm and can be dangerous.
  • With the opposite, lee helm, the yacht would turn to leeward and risk a knockdown or a dangerous accidental jibe.
  • If you flatten the main too much and end up just sailing on the jib the boat will develop lee helm.

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