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weatherly

[weth -er-lee] /ˈwɛð ər li/
adjective, Nautical
1.
(of a ship or boat) making very little leeway when close-hauled.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55; weather + -ly
Related forms
weatherliness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for weatherly

weatherly

/ˈwɛðəlɪ/
adjective
1.
(of a sailing vessel) making very little leeway when close-hauled, even in a stiff breeze
Derived Forms
weatherliness, noun
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