1. Adverb.  (nautical) On the beam; at a right angle to the centerline or keel of a vessel ''FM 55-501 Marine Crewman’s Handbook''; being at a bearing approximately 090 Degrees or 270 Degrees relative ''JP 1-02 Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms''.
  2. Adverb.  (nautical) Alongside or abreast.
  3. Adjective.  (nautical) Alongside or abreast.
  4. Preposition.  (nautical) next to.

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