rhumb

noun
\ ˈrəm(b) How to pronounce rhumb (audio) \
plural rhumbs\ ˈrəmz How to pronounce rhumb (audio) \

Definition of rhumb

1 : a line or course on a single bearing
2 : any of the points of the mariner's compass

First Known Use of rhumb

1576, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for rhumb

Spanish rumbo rhumb, rhumb line

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“Rhumb.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhumb. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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