weath·​er·​ly ˈwe-t͟hər-lē How to pronounce weatherly (audio)
: able to sail close to the wind with little leeway

Word History

First Known Use

1729, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of weatherly was in 1729

Dictionary Entries Near weatherly

Cite this Entry

“Weatherly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!