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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The art of sailing in the are of a great circle, which is the shortest distance between two points on the earth's surface.

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

  • noun The art of sailing in a direct course, or on the arc of a great circle, which is the shortest distance between any two points on the surface of the globe; great-circle sailing; orthodromy.

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