Bear away

What does "Bear away" mean?

Today it means: Not really in common use.

Another nautical phrase which describes a ships heading relative to the wind. To "bear away" is to steer a ship away from the wind, another vessel or object.

See also: Bear down  and: Bearing up  and: Overbearing

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Nautical Saying              

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