Pronunciation: (vēr),[key] —v.i. 1. to change direction or turn about or aside; shift, turn, or change from one course, position, inclination, etc., to another: The speaker kept veering from his main topic. The car veered off the road. 2. (of the wind)
a. to change direction clockwise (opposed to back).
b. Naut.to shift to a direction more nearly astern (opposed to haul).
—v.t. 1. to alter the direction or course of; turn.
2. Naut.to turn (a vessel) away from the wind; wear.
—n. a change of direction, position, course, etc.: a sudden veer in a different direction.
Pronunciation: (vēr),[key] —v.t.Naut. to slacken or let out: to veer chain.