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Definitions for nautical
ˈnɔ tɪ kəl, ˈnɒt ɪ-nau·ti·cal
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nautical, maritime, marineadjective
relating to or involving ships or shipping or navigation or seamen
"nautical charts"; "maritime law"; "marine insurance"
Relating to or involving ships or shipping or navigation or seamen.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Pertaining to sailors.
Etymology: nauticus, Latin.
He elegantly shewed by whom he was drawn, which depainted the nautical compass with aut magnes, aut magna. William Camden.
Seamanship is the art, knowledge and competence of operating a ship, boat or other craft on water. The Oxford Dictionary states that seamanship is "The skill, techniques, or practice of handling a ship or boat at sea."It involves topics and development of specialised skills, including navigation and international maritime law and regulatory knowledge; weather, meteorology and forecasting; watchkeeping; ship-handling and small boat handling; operation of deck equipment, anchors and cables; ropework and line handling; communications; sailing; engines; execution of evolutions such as towing; cargo handling equipment, dangerous cargoes and cargo storage; dealing with emergencies; survival at sea and search and rescue; and fire fighting. The degree of knowledge needed within these areas is dependent upon the nature of the work and the type of vessel employed by a seafarer.
of or pertaining to seamen, to the art of navigation, or to ships; as, nautical skill
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
naw′tik-al, adj. of or pertaining to ships, to sailors, or to navigation: naval: marine.—adv. Nau′tically.—Nautical almanac, an almanac giving information specially useful to sailors; Nautical mile, one-sixtieth of a degree measured at the Equator (=about 2025 yards). [L. nauticus—Gr. nautikos—naus; cog. with L. navis, a ship.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
Relating to navigation, sailors, or maritime affairs in general.
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The numerical value of nautical in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of nautical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of nautical in a Sentence
There was no intention of flying within 12 nautical miles of any feature, this was not a freedom of navigation operation.
She had drifted a long way, over 40 nautical miles south of Folegandros, she was so happy. She hugged and kissed us but, if truth be told, I dont know who was more overjoyed, us or her. We had saved a human being and she had survived to tell the tale.
The passage of U.S. vessels within 12 nautical miles of China’s man-made features in the South China Sea is a necessary and overdue response to China’s destabilizing behavior in the region.
Sony is like a ship that has set sail in the stormy weather of the electronics business, led by a captain who's using a flawed nautical map, he doesn't have the sensibility or intellect to notice it's wrong. Do board members, who should be in a position to supervise the captain, not notice? Are they tolerating it, not willing to point it out?
The exercises are unprecedented as the PLA conventional missiles are expected to fly over the island of Taiwan for the first time, the PLA forces will enter areas within 12 nautical miles of the island and the so-called median line will cease to exist.
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- nàuticCatalan, Valencian
- meri-, merenkulku-, merenkulullinenFinnish
- ימי, ימיתHebrew
- nautica, nauticoItalian
- 航海, 海事Japanese
- morski, żeglarskiPolish
- мореходный, навигационный, морскойRussian
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