What does the word veer mean?

Usage examples for veer

  1. It was so with Flemming; and from that hour forth he resolved, that he would no longer veer with every shifting wind of circumstance; no longer be a child's plaything in the hands of Fate, which we ourselves do make or mar. – Hyperion by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  2. Now veer the sheet; Cook, make ready anon our meat! – Elizabethan Sea Dogs by William Wood
  3. The wind, which had been the very basis of our calculations, commenced to chop and veer. – African Camp Fires by Stewart Edward White