Veer

Definition of Veer

v. i.1.To change direction; to turn; to shift; as, wind veers to the west or north.
[imp. & p. p. Veered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Veering.]
And as he leads, the following navy veers.
- Dryden.
an ordinary community which is hostile or friendly as passion or as interest may veer about.
- Burke.
To veer and haul
(Naut.) to vary the course or direction; - said of the wind, which veers aft and hauls forward. The wind is also said to veer when it shifts with the sun.
v. t.1.To direct to a different course; to turn; to wear; as, to veer, or wear, a vessel.
(Naut.) to pull tight and slacken alternately.
To veer away
(Naut.) to let out; to slacken and let run; to pay out; as, to veer away the cable; to veer out a rope.
- Totten.

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