- Of or concerning navigation, sailors, or the sea; maritime: nautical chartsMore 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.
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- 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.
mid 16th century: from French nautique, or via Latin from Greek nautikos, from nautēs 'sailor', from naus 'ship'.