noun lo·ran \ˈlȯr-ˌan\

Definition of loran

  1. :  a system of long-range navigation in which pulsed signals sent out by two pairs of radio stations are used to determine the location of a ship or airplane

Origin and Etymology of loran

long-range navigation

First Known Use: 1932

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