Definition of yare in English:

yare

adjective

US
  • (of a ship) moving lightly and easily; easily manageable:

    ‘the boat became taut and yare’
    • ‘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

/jɛː/