|1.||(intr) pitch Compare roll (of an aircraft, missile, etc) to turn about its vertical axis|
|2.||(intr) (of a ship, etc) to deviate temporarily from a straight course|
|3.||(tr) to cause (an aircraft, ship, etc) to yaw|
|4.||the angular movement of an aircraft, missile, etc, about its vertical axis|
|5.||the deviation of a vessel from a straight course|
|[C16: of unknown origin]|
|(usually functioning as singular) Also called: framboesia an infectious nonvenereal disease of tropical climates with early symptoms resembling syphilis, characterized by red skin eruptions and, later, pain in the joints: it is caused by the spiral bacterium Treponema pertenue|
|[C17: of Carib origin]|
An infectious tropical disease caused by Treponema pertenue, characterized by the development of crusted granulomatous ulcers on the extremities that may cause bone and joint destruction in later stages of the disease. Also called boubas, bubas, frambesia, granuloma tropicum, pian, rupia.
|yaws (yôz) Pronunciation Key
A highly contagious tropical disease that chiefly affects children, caused by the spirochete Treponema pertenue and characterized by raspberrylike sores, especially on the hands, feet, and face.