Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Without a chart or charts.
  • adj. Not mapped; uncharted; vague.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Without a chart; having no guide.
  • adj. Not mapped; uncharted; vague.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not charted, or not provided with a chart; hence, without a guide or guidance: as, a chartless rover.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of unknown regions) not yet surveyed or investigated

Etymologies

chart +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Already, over unknown trails and chartless wildernesses, were the harbingers of the steel arriving, -- fair-faced, blue-eyed, indomitable men, incarnations of the unrest of their race.

    THE GOD OF HIS FATHERS

  • Already, over unknown trails and chartless wildernesses, were the harbingers of the steel arriving, — fair-faced, blue-eyed, indomitable men, incarnations of the unrest of their race.

    “The Kipling of the Klondike”: Naturalism in London's Early Fiction

  • One is left compassless, rudderless, chartless on a sea of ideas.

    CHAPTER XX

  • He was chartless and rudderless, and he had no port to make, while drifting involved the least living, and it was living that hurt.

    Chapter 41

  • There, he was humble enough to confess to himself, was a chartless, shoreless sea, about which he knew nothing and which he must nevertheless somehow navigate.

    Chapter XV

  • Its hundreds of thousands of square miles were as dark and chartless as Darkest Africa.

    The Gold Hunters of the North

  • They played it safe in the new, chartless brochure.

    You're invited to help pay for the Bush library

  • And the latter, because of the looks and the airs of these two, felt suddenly as though he had been cast adrift upon a chartless sea in an open boat.

    An American Tragedy

  • Tonight they lay out somewhere below him, chartless, foodless, tentless, gunless — except for Hurree Babu, guideless.

    Kim

  • In another, a man wakes to find himself on a chartless voyage, lost for years.

    A Furnace Afloat

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