Definition of weather helm in English:

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weather helm


A tendency in a sailing ship to head into the wind if the tiller is released.
Example sentences
  • Other than developing considerable weather helm as she heels, she doesn't have any particularly disturbing characteristics under sail.
  • The swing centerboard models built after 89 can reduce weather helm by pulling up the board a little.
  • Sailboats are usually designed to have a slight amount of weather helm under normal conditions.

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Syllabification: weath·er helm

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