- 1On a line at right angles to a ship’s or an aircraft’s length: the lighthouse was abeam at noonMore example sentences
- After burning down fuel, we flew by the ship, close abeam.
- The ship won't point into the wind, you have to have the wind astern or at least abeam.
- Because the ram was the only ship-smashing weapon available, fleets fought in line abeam so as to present as many rams to the enemy as possible.
- 1.1 (abeam of) Opposite the middle of (a ship or aircraft): she was lying almost abeam of us [as preposition]: before I knew it, I was abeam the shipMore example sentences
- He instructed an exhausted, unqualified third mate to turn the ship when it came abeam of Busby Island.
- The airplane impacted a swampy area inverted, abeam of the departure end of Runway 20 and about 120 south of the runway.
- For unknown reasons, as it crossed the bar, the vessel turned northwest bringing it abeam of the breaking waves.
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- The US English dictionary