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At right angles to the keel of a ship.
Alongside or at right angles to: The ship drew abeam the cove.
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1. (Aeronautics) (postpositive) at right angles to the length and directly opposite the centre of a vessel or aircraft
2. (Nautical Terms) (postpositive) at right angles to the length and directly opposite the centre of a vessel or aircraft
[C19: a-2 + beam]
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at right angles to the fore-and-aft line: to sail with the wind abeam.
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Bearing approximately 090 degrees or 270 degrees relative; at right angles to the longitudinal axis of a vehicle.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
At right angles to the length and center of a boat.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
|Adv.||1.||abeam - at right angles to the length of a ship or airplane|
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adv (Naut) → querab
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