Definition of yare in English:

yare

Pronunciation /yär//yer/

adjective

US
  • (of a ship) responding promptly to the helm; easily manageable.

    • ‘As she said about a boat in The Philadelphia Story, she was yare - i.e., quick, agile, responding easily.’

Origin

Old English gearu prepared, ready of Germanic origin; related to Dutch gaar done, dressed and German gar ready.

Pronunciation

yare

/yär//yer/