American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of ships, shipping, sailors, or navigation on a body of water.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to ships, seamen, or navigation: as, nautical skill. Abbreviated nautical
- Synonyms Marine, Naval, etc. See maritime.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to seamen, to the art of navigation, or to ships.
- adj. relating to or involving ships or shipping or navigation or seamen
- Latin nauticus ("of or relating to sailors") (Wiktionary)
- From Latin nauticus, from Greek nautikos, from nautēs, sailor, from naus, ship; see nāu- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“[NYT] "By the way, before Cashill hit on his theory, I noted some eerie similarities between Dreams of My Father and the Horatio Hornblower novels of C.S. Forester, which also contain nautical references and are written on a high school level, but I gave up my investigation when I realized that Forrester died in 1966 and probably could not have written Obama's book.”
“Let us not judge Ashbery too quickly … I do find his taste in nautical nonsense quite creative, which leads me to believe there is a enough of a screw loose to warrant further investigation.”
“Whilst we're in nautical mode, here's brave and how about this for actually having a dream and then living it?”
“And whereas the cognitive tasks inherent in nautical, geographic, and ethnographic work demanded that one use his rational faculties, trips to Cathay required only that one possess a lively imagination.”
“When the time is up, the number of “knots” fed out are counted to determine speed, thus the term for nautical miles per hour.”
“I dressed myself in nautical rig, and went on deck to see all that I could.”
“The orders transmitted to them (in nautical phrase) are amusingthey are playing an ugly tune, or a pretty one badly "Bid those follows take a reef in" or they suddenly stop "Ask those fellows why they have hove to," says the captain to the steward,”
“People create ship designs for the game Pirates of the Burning Sea, researching in nautical museums, because they love to do it — some of them don’t even play the game; they just like to make ships.”
“They are called nautical shells, and they will explode on the surface of the water instead of in the sky.”
“They're called nautical shells and they'll explode on the surface of the water instead of in the sky.”
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