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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The path of a ship that maintains a fixed compass direction, shown on a map as a line crossing all meridians at the same angle. Also called loxodrome.

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  • n. A line that cuts all meridians at the same angle.
  • n. The path of a vessel that maintains a constant compass direction.

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

  • n. a line on a sphere that cuts all meridians at the same angle; the path taken by a ship or plane that maintains a constant compass direction

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