plural rhumbs ˈrəmz How to pronounce rhumb (audio)
: a line or course on a single bearing
: any of the points of the mariner's compass

Word History


Spanish rumbo rhumb, rhumb line

First Known Use

1576, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of rhumb was in 1576

Dictionary Entries Near rhumb

Cite this Entry

“Rhumb.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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