navaid

noun
nav·aid | \ˈna-ˌvād \

Definition of navaid 

: a device or system (such as a radar beacon) that provides a navigator with navigational data

First Known Use of navaid

1956, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for navaid

navigation aid

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