yaw angle

The angle of deviation between a vehicle's longitudinal axis and its true direction of motion, i.e., the difference between the direction a vehicle is pointing when cornering and the direction in which it is actually moving

Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • yaw — [yô] vi. [ON jaga, to sway, move back and forth < or akin to Du & Ger jagen, to hunt] 1. to swing back and forth across its course, as a ship pushed by high waves 2. to swing to the left or right on the vertical axis so that the longitudinal… …   English World dictionary

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