laveer

intransitive verb

la·​veer
ləˈvi(ə)r
archaic
: to beat against the wind in sailing : tack

Word History

Etymology

Dutch laveren, from Middle Dutch laveren, loveren, from Middle French louvier, from lof side of a ship toward the wind

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“Laveer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/laveer. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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