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Definition of Abeam

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on a 90 degree angle to the keel of a ship (Nautical)
Abeam Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(adv.)
On the beam, that is, on a line which forms a right angle with the ship's keel; opposite to the center of the ship's side.
  
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abeam
\a*beam"\ (&?;), adv. [pref. a- + beam.] (naut.) on the beam, that is, on a line which forms a right angle with the ship's keel; opposite to the center of the ship's side.

WordNet 2.0

Adverb
1. at right angles to the length of a ship or airplane
Abeam Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
BTS Transportation Expressions
An aircraft is "abeam" a fix, point, or object when that fix, point, or object is approximately 90 degrees to the right or left of the aircraft track. Abeam indicates a general position rather than a precise point. (FAA4)
By the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Abeam Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
The beam of a ship is its width at the widest point as measured at the ship's nominal waterline. The beam is a bearing projected at right-angles from the fore and aft line, outwards from the widest part of ship. Beam may also be used to define the maximum width of a ship's hull, or maximum width plus superstructure overhangs.

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Abeam Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
maritime&shipping&trade
At right angles to , or beside, the boat
Nautical Know How Glossary of Boating Terms
At right angles to the keel of the boat, but not on the boat.
Nautical Nomenclature
At right angles to , or beside, the boat