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tacan

Syllabification: tac·an
Pronunciation: /ˈtakən
 
/

Definition of tacan in English:

noun

An electronic ultrahigh-frequency navigational aid system for aircraft that measures bearing and distance from a ground beacon.
Example sentences
  • As luck would have it, my tacan quit working.
  • Everyone in the package seemed to be in place as I watched the air-to-air tacan steady to the briefed range.
  • I turned on my TACAN and dialed the frequency of the ship.

Origin

1950s: from tac(tical) a(ir) n(avigation).

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