nautical

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adjective nau·ti·cal \ˈnȯ-ti-kəl, ˈnä-\

Definition of nautical

  1. :  of, relating to, or associated with seamen, navigation, or ships

nautically

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Examples of nautical in a sentence

  1. a dictionary of nautical terms

  2. <collected sextants and other antique nautical equipment>

Origin and Etymology of nautical

Latin nauticus, from Greek nautikos, from nautēs sailor, from naus ship — more at nave


First Known Use: 1552

Other Nautical Terms


NAUTICAL Defined for English Language Learners

nautical

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adjective nau·ti·cal \ˈnȯ-ti-kəl, ˈnä-\

Definition of nautical for English Language Learners

  • : relating to ships and sailing


NAUTICAL Defined for Kids

nautical

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adjective nau·ti·cal \ˈnȯ-ti-kəl\

Definition of nautical for Students

  1. :  of or relating to sailors, navigation, or ships



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