Definition of nautical in English:

nautical

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Pronunciation: /ˈnɔːtɪk(ə)l
 
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adjective

  • Of or concerning navigation, sailors, or the sea; maritime: nautical charts
    More example sentences
    • Therefore many sailors would tattoo nautical stars on their forearms as a good luck symbol in hopes of returning home.
    • The earliest printed cards sported a nautical theme directed at sailors, who were heavy tobacco users.
    • The increasing importance of astronomy in nautical navigation required further experiments.
    Synonyms
    maritime, marine, naval, seafaring, seagoing, ocean-going; yachting, boating, sailing

Derivatives

nautically

adverb
More example sentences
  • Or, if you're nautically inclined, you could board a big river cruise boat.
  • The restaurant is nautically themed, solidly fitted out as different decks with lots of yacht varnished wood.
  • The marine industry, the marine leisure sector and marine tourism are ‘riding the crest of a wave’, nautically speaking.

Origin

mid 16th century: from French nautique, or via Latin from Greek nautikos, from nautēs 'sailor', from naus 'ship'.

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