initial yaw

initial yaw

[i′nish·əl ′yȯ]
(mechanics)
The yaw of a projectile the instant it leaves the muzzle of a gun.
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There is a difference of up to 23 degrees between the forces and striations early in the transient phase, as the initial yaw is developing.
An initial yaw of the aircraft occurred at fuel-chop, but the plane was very controllable, and, after a moment, the yaw seemed to decrease slightly.