Definition Of abeam

adverb

on a line at right angles to a ship's or an aircraft's length.

After burning down fuel, we flew by the ship, close abeam .

Example Of abeam

  • After burning down fuel, we flew by the ship, close abeam .

  • Be consistent - drop notches of flaps in the same place on every landing, e.g., first notch when you're downwind abeam , second on base, last notch on final.

  • Because the ram was the only ship-smashing weapon available, fleets fought in line abeam so as to present as many rams to the enemy as possible.

  • before I knew it, I was abeam the ship

  • Fags were most easily located when the search heading was abeam to the wind direction, so that the pennant presented the greatest visible surface area.


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