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rhumb

play
noun \ˈrəm(b)\

Definition of rhumb

plural

rhumbs

play \ˈrəmz\
  1. 1 :  a line or course on a single bearing

  2. 2 :  any of the points of the mariner's compass



Origin and Etymology of rhumb

Spanish rumbo rhumb, rhumb line


First Known Use: 1578


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