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Meaning of abeam

a•beam

Pronunciation: (u-bēm'), [key]
— adv.
  1. at right angles to the fore-and-aft line: The vessel was sailing with the wind directly abeam.
  2. directly abreast the middle of a ship's side.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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