Pronunciation: (yâr or, esp. for 1, 2, yär), [key]
—adj., yar•er, yar•est.
1. quick; agile; lively.
2. (of a ship) quick to the helm; easily handled or maneuvered.
a. ready; prepared.
b. nimble; quick. Also,yar (for defs. 1, 2).
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