weatherliness

NOUN
  1. (of a sailing vessel) the quality of being able to sail close to the wind with little drift to the leeward (even in a stiff wind)
    the Spanish ships had superior speed and weatherliness
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How To Use weatherliness In A Sentence

  • the Spanish ships had superior speed and weatherliness
  • Yet I had heard of vessels thus modelled for the sake of securing speed, and fitted with a very deep keel to ensure weatherliness, where light draught of water was not a consideration; and it remained to be seen whether the brigantine was a craft of this class. A Middy of the King A Romance of the Old British Navy
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