[ UK /wˈɛðəli/ ]
[ US /ˈwɛðɝɫi/ ]
  1. (of a sailing vessel) making very little leeway when close-hauled
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How To Use weatherly In A Sentence

  • As would be expected, the deep keel version is slightly more weatherly than the wing keel version.
  • A vessel in which the loss of ground downwind is minimal is described as weatherly, as opposed to leewardly.
  • The cat was weatherly, too, and he pushed it to extremes of weather and distance just for the thrill of it. SERPENT
  • She worked and steered well under canvas or steam alone, or under both combined; was dry and weatherly, but pitched heavily, and was rather deficient in stability. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 29, March, 1860
  • But though we were unable to forereach upon our big neighbour, it became evident, as the morning now wore on, that the two craft were very gradually nearing each other, the extraordinary weatherly qualities of the _Esmeralda_ coming conspicuously into notice in this thrash to windward on a taut bowline, now that we had the opportunity of comparing them with those of another vessel. The Cruise of the "Esmeralda"
  • When it comes to gaff-rigged catboats, this one is among the fastest and most weatherly of this genre.
  • Marian's Drew Sherkness pitched a four-inning three-hitter, and backed his cause with a home run, double and five RBI as the Colts dowed Weatherly 16-1. Sports news from
  • They were the most weatherly ships and could afford the additional risk in order to be close up to Brest should a sudden shift of wind enable the French to get out. Hornblower And The Hotspur
  • We learned that she would have been a first-class sea boat, fast and weatherly, certainly capable of crossing the English Channel.
  • A carpenter wrote his thanks to Weatherly for teaching him how to read instructions.
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