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nautical

Overview

Define 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.

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Etymology

Borrowed from Middle French nautique, from Latin nauticus (of or relating to sailors), from Ancient Greek ναυτικός (nautikós).

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Adjective

nautical (not generally comparable, comparative more nautical, superlative most nautical)

  1. 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.

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