danger angle

noun

Definition of danger angle

: the angle between two known points as observed from a point marking the limit of safe approach of a ship to a reef, shoal, or other obstruction which can then be passed safely by keeping the known points at an angle, as observed from the ship in her course, greater or less than the danger angle

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“Danger angle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/danger%20angle. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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