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  • n. a circumnavigation; a sea voyage around a coastline
  • n. a record of such a voyage

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A voyage around a sea, or around a land; circumnavigation.

Etymologies

Latin periplus, from Ancient Greek περίπλους (periplous, "circumnavigation"), from περί (peri, "around") + πλέω (pleō, "I sail"). (Wiktionary)

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  • a voyage or trip around something

    November 20, 2007