Etymology: French virer
- (intransitive) To change direction or course suddenly; to swerve.
- (context, intransitive, of the wind) To change direction in a clockwise direction if in the Northern Hemisphere, or in a counterclockwise direction if in the Southern Hemisphere. <ref name="bowditch-2002">Bowditch 2002</ref>
- (context, intransitive, nautical, of the wind) To shift aft. <ref name="bowditch-2002" />
- (context, intransitive, nautical) To change direction into the wind; to wear ship.
- (transitive) To turn.
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