Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The art, or pretended art, of sighting ships or land at great distances.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Naut.) The power or act of discovering ships or land at considerable distances.

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  • noun obsolete The supposed ability to detect incoming ships, before they come into visual range, by studying certain atmospheric effects.

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Ancient Greek

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