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yaw

 [yaw]
1. a lesion of yaws.
2. the deviation of an object from its usual path (see illustration).
Effect of yaw on wounding potential. Yawing is the deviation of a bullet in its longitudinal axis from the straight line of flight. Modified from Swan and Swan, 1980.
mother yaw the initial cutaneous lesion of yaws; called also frambesioma.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

yaw

(yaw),
An individual lesion of an eruption of yaws.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

yaw

Forensics
The angle between the line of flight and a bullet’s long axis; bullets enter tissue and tumble once inside, rotating 180º and exiting with the base forward, which explains the large size of some exit wounds.

Tropical medicine
See Yaws.
 
Vox populi
See Jaws.
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yaw

Forensic pathology The angle between the line of flight and a bullet's long axis; bullets enter tissue and tumble once inside, rotating 180º, and exit with the base forward, which explains the large size of some exit wounds. See Ballistics.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

yaw

(yaw)
An individual lesion of the eruption of yaws.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Another occasion when yaw is likely is when encountering turbulence.
Any of the above dependences could be applied to identification of an ideal vehicle yaw rate under the defined conditions.
The yaw angle of the vehicle could be computed by numerical integration using the yaw at the previous time and the yaw rate, which is written as follows:
The sliding mode variable structure control method [24] is adopted and the switching surface function is designed based on the yaw angle, yaw rate, and yaw angle acceleration of the chassis as follows:
The components of the angular momentum vector represent rotations about the external horizontal X axis (roll), the vertical Y axis (Yaw) and the horizontal Z axis (pitch).
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