leeway definition

  • noun:
    • The drift of a ship or an aircraft to leeward of the program being steered.
    • A margin of freedom or difference, at the time of activity, time, or expenditure; latitude. See Synonyms at space.
    • The drift of a ship or aircraft in a leeward direction.
    • A varying degree or quantity of freedom or versatility; margin, latitude, elbowroom.
    • a detrimental discrepancy or difference in a cumulative procedure, typically in form leeway.
    • The horizontal motion of a ship towards leeward of the woman training course; drift.
    • The horizontal motion of a ship on leeward of her training course, and/or perspective created involving the distinct the ship's keel together with line which she in fact describes through liquid; the deviation from the woman real course which a vessel tends to make by drifting to leeward.
    • ergo losing progress generally speaking; a falling behind; retrogression: because, become making leeway economically.
    • a permissible huge difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits
    • (of a ship or airplane) sideways move

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