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