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.
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- 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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