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Definition of lee helm in English:

noun

[mass noun] Sailing
The tendency of a ship to turn its bow to the leeward side.
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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