TACAN

noun, often attributive
\ ˈta-ˌkan How to pronounce TACAN (audio) \

Definition of TACAN

: a system of navigation that uses ultrahigh frequency signals to determine the distance and bearing of an aircraft from a transmitting station

First Known Use of TACAN

1955, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for TACAN

tactical air navigation

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“TACAN.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/TACAN. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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