abeam

adverb or adjective
\ ə-ˈbēm How to pronounce abeam (audio) \

Definition of abeam

: off to the side of a ship or plane especially at a right angle to the middle of the ship or plane's length

First Known Use of abeam

1810, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for abeam

a- entry 1 + beam entry 1

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“Abeam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abeam. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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