weatherliness

weatherly

[weth-er-lee]
adjective Nautical.
(of a ship or boat) making very little leeway when close-hauled.

Origin:
1645–55; weather + -ly

weatherliness, noun
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weatherly (ˈwɛðəlɪ)
 
adj
(of a sailing vessel) making very little leeway when close-hauled, even in a stiff breeze
 
'weatherliness
 
n

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