AskDefine | Define rhumb

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rhumb n : a line on a sphere that cuts all meridians at the same angle; the path taken by a ship or plane that maintains a constant compass direction [syn: rhumb line, loxodrome]

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English

Noun

  1. A line which crosses successive meridians at a constant angle
  2. One of the 32 points of the compass (compass points)
  3. A unit of angular measure equal to 1/32nd of a circle or 11.25°
Translations
A line which crosses successive meridians at a constant angle
One of the 32 points of the compass (compass points)
  • Italian: rombo (di bussola)
A unit of angular measure equal to 1/32nd of a circle or 11.25°
  • Italian: rombo (di bussola)
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