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

Word History

Etymology

tactical air navigation

First Known Use

1955, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of TACAN was in 1955

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Cite this Entry

“TACAN.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/TACAN. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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