Definitions of "Weatherliness"

Weatherly character or qualities: said of ships and boats. noun

Nautical, the state of a vessel as to her capacity to ply speedily and quickly to windward. noun

The quality of being weatherly. noun

The quality of being weatherly. noun

(of a sailing vessel) the quality of being able to sail close to the wind with little drift to the leeward (even in a stiff wind) noun

The word "Weatherliness" in example sentences

She showed her extra speed and extra weatherliness; she drew up again from Hotspur's quarter to her beam; then she could luff up briefly and gain a little more to windward on the Hotspur. Hornblower And The Hotspur

Thanks to her two knots superiority in speed and thanks also to her superior handiness and weatherliness the Estrella was literally making a circle round the Clorinda. Hornblower In The West Indies

White painted and trim, she spelled speed and weatherliness in every line, and a note of admiration escaped Barry as he regarded her clean underbody from a safe distance. Gold Out of Celebes

For the moment, therefore, he contented himself with testing the respective speed and weatherliness of the two ships. A Middy of the King A Romance of the Old British Navy

It was not her speed only -- although that seemed phenomenal, for she swept past every other craft that was going our way as though they had been at anchor; her weatherliness astounded us quite as much as did her speed, for she looked up a good three points higher than did our square-rigged neighbours, while her oil-smooth wake trailed away astern as straight as A Middy of the King A Romance of the Old British Navy

I began to see a French prison looming in the distance; for, from the rapidity with which she had tacked, and the manner in which, notwithstanding our superior weatherliness, she was overhauling us, I knew that our pursuer must be an exceedingly smart ship, and her skipper was acting like a man who had all his wits about him. Under the Meteor Flag Log of a Midshipman during the French Revolutionary War

Fortunately the schooner's extraordinary weatherliness stood us in good stead, and enabled us to claw off, but for which we should probably have left her bones, if not our own, there. A Middy of the King A Romance of the Old British Navy

And if the worst came to the worst and he were overtaken in the calm belt, the two ships would at least make a fair start of it again from the line, when he was not without hopes that the extraordinary weatherliness of his own ship would enable him to keep the advantage already won. The Missing Merchantman

You are right, the ship is being over pressed, and I believe that what we may lose by taking the square canvas off her will be more than made up to us by our gain in weatherliness. A Middy in Command A Tale of the Slave Squadron

The result was more than satisfactory -- it was a delightful surprise; for not only in her sea-going powers but also in the qualities of speed and weatherliness did the _Petrel_ far exceed the most sanguine anticipations of everybody, including her designer. The Missing Merchantman

Yet I had heard of vessels thus modelled for the sake of securing speed, and fitted with a very deep keel to ensure weatherliness, where light draught of water was not a consideration; and it remained to be seen whether the brigantine was a craft of this class. A Middy of the King A Romance of the Old British Navy

The result, had the wind held, would have been a trial of speed and weatherliness. The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence

This result was probably due simply to the greater weatherliness of the English ships. The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783

Our arrangements being now complete, I had leisure to consider the relative positions of the two junks as regarded ourselves, and it needed but a single glance to assure me that the enemy's vessels, unwieldy and awkward as their model seemed to be, had the advantage of us in the matter of weatherliness; for they looked up a good point and a half higher than the _Mercury_, and although they made more leeway than ourselves, that point and a half fully compensated for it, the consequence being that the junk astern was gradually working out upon our weather quarter, while the junk on our lee bow was also hawsing up to windward. Overdue The Story of a Missing Ship

The skipper was most anxious to thoroughly test the sailing powers of the "Astarte," this being the first time that an opportunity had occurred for so doing; and we accordingly carried on all next day, taxing the toughness of our spars to their utmost limit, and so satisfactory was the result that all hands, fore and aft, felt sanguine that we should meet with very few craft able to beat us either in the matter of speed or weatherliness. Under the Meteor Flag Log of a Midshipman during the French Revolutionary War

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