Definition of weatherly in English:

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weatherly

Pronunciation: /ˈweT͟Hərlē/

adjective

Sailing
(Of a boat) able to sail close to the wind without drifting much to leeward.
Example sentences
  • As would be expected, the deep keel version is slightly more weatherly than the wing keel version.
  • We learned that she would have been a first-class sea boat, fast and weatherly, certainly capable of crossing the English Channel.
  • Therefore, they had shallow drafts and rode low in the water; while they were more seaworthy than many of the northern ironclads, their weatherly qualities were dubious.

Derivatives

weatherliness

noun
Example sentences
  • Though the original vessel was built for fishing, her speed and weatherliness made her ideal as a privateer.
  • As for weatherliness, we heard everything from 45º to 60º when we asked owners how high she'll point.
  • The tall rig further contributes to weatherliness yet, with double headsails, has proven easily handled for cruising.

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Syllabification: weath·er·ly

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