from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Expert or knowledgeable in finding or keeping the way; knowing the way or route.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Skillful in finding the way; well acquainted with the way or route; wise from having traveled.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Expert in finding or keeping the way; knowing the way or route.
From way + wise. Compare also waywitty, waywiser. (Wiktionary)
As a matter of fact no boat could help being steady and way-wise under their instant direction and companionship.