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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
Abeam \A*beam"\, adverb [Pref. a- + beam.] (Naut.)
On the beam, that is, on a line which forms a right angle
with the ship's keel; opposite to the center of the ship's
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
1: at right angles to the length of a ship or airplane
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