Definition of yare in English:

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yare

Pronunciation: /yär/ Pronunciation: /yer/

adjective

US
(Of a ship) responding promptly to the helm; easily manageable.
Example sentences
  • As she said about a boat in The Philadelphia Story, she was yare - i.e., quick, agile, responding easily.

Origin

Old English gearu 'prepared, ready', of Germanic origin; related to Dutch gaar 'done, dressed' and German gar 'ready'.

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Syllabification: yare

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