Overbearing

What does "Overbearing" mean?

Today it means: Overwhelming, repressive

Another nautical phrase which describes a ships heading relative to the wind. To "overbear" is to steer a vessel too close to another ship or object. It can also mean steering too far away from the wind for the sails that are set.

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

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Nautical Saying              



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