- To deviate or swerve from a course, especially laterally.
- To move or turn unsteadily or uncertainly.
Middle english yawen, from old english gēawian.
- The boat yawed in the wind.
- The ship yawed and listed in the heavy seas.
- The plane yawed to the left as the pilot corrected its course.
- The car yawed back and forth on the icy road.
- The rocket yawed as it ascended through the atmosphere.