angle of yaw

: the angle between the direction of the relative wind and the plane of symmetry of an airplane, being positive when the airplane turns to the right

Word History

First Known Use

1913, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of angle of yaw was in 1913

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“Angle of yaw.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/angle%20of%20yaw. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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