loxodrome

noun

lox·​o·​drome ˈläk-sə-ˌdrōm How to pronounce loxodrome (audio)

Word History

Etymology

back-formation from loxodromic of a rhumb line, from French loxodromique, from Greek loxos oblique + dromos course — more at dromedary

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of loxodrome was in 1880

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Cite this Entry

“Loxodrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loxodrome. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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