Define the meaning of the English word nautical below. Nautical is an adjective. Examples of how to use nautical in a sentence are shown. Also define these 3 related words and terms: ship, navigation, and seamen.
- naut. (abbreviation)
Borrowed from Middle French nautique, from Latin nauticus (“of or relating to sailors”), from Ancient Greek ναυτικός (nautikós).
- IPA(key): /ˈnɔː.tɪ.kəl/
- (General American, cot–caught merger) IPA(key): /ˈnɑt.ɪ.kəl/
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nautical (not generally comparable, comparative more nautical, superlative most nautical)
- Relating to or involving ships or shipping or navigation or seamen.
- nautical charts
- I was mostly unfamiliar with the nautical terms used in the sailing documentary.
Ship definitionA water-borne vessel generally larger than a boat. (1 of 7 ship definitions)
Navigation definitionThe theory, practice and technology of charting a course for a ship, aircraft or spaceship or (colloquially) road vehicle. (1 of 3 navigation definitions)