from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See rhumb line.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A line on a surface (such as the Earth) that cuts all meridians at a constant angle (but not a right angle).
- n. The path followed by a ship or aircraft that maintains a constant course by the compass.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A loxodromic line.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
Greek loxos, slanting + Greek dromos, course.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Back-formation from loxodromic. (Wiktionary)