1. [ verb ] (transportation) swerve off course momentarily

"the ship yawed when the huge waves hit it"

Related terms: swerve
2. [ verb ] deviate erratically form a set course, as of a ship, for example
Related terms: deviate hunt
3. [ verb ] be wide open
Synonyms: yawn gape

"the deep gaping canyon"

Related terms: be
4. [ noun ] an erratic deflection from an intended course
Synonyms: swerve
Related terms: turning swerve
Similar spelling:   Yahwe