adjective, yar·er, yar·est.
- quick; agile; lively.
- (of a ship) quick to the helm; easily handled or maneuvered.
- ready; prepared.
- nimble; quick.
adjective yarer or yarest
- archaic, or dialect ready, brisk, or eager
- (of a vessel) answering swiftly to the helm; easily handled
- obsolete readily or eagerly
adj.“ready, prepared,” Old English gearo “ready,” related to gearwe “clothing, dress” (see gear (n.)). Cf. Dutch gaar “done, dressed;” Old High German garo “ready, prepared, complete.”