Abeam

Adjective

  • (nautical, aircraft) Alongside or abreast; opposite the center of the side of the ship or aircraft. [Mid 19th century.]

    "The island was directly abeam of us."

Adverb

  • (nautical, aircraft) On the beam; at a right angle to the centerline or keel of a vessel or aircraft; being at a bearing approximately 090 Degrees or 270 Degrees relative . [Mid 19th century.]
  • (nautical, aircraft) Alongside or abreast; opposite the center of the side of the ship or aircraft. [Mid 19th century.]

Preposition

  • (nautical) Alongside. [Mid 19th century.]

    "She came abeam the crippled ship."

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