Definition of rhumb in English:
1 (also rhumb line) An imaginary line on the earth’s surface cutting all meridians at the same angle, used as the standard method of plotting a ship’s course on a chart.
- Then, we'll sail on a rhumb line straight in and hope the only ships we meet are ours.
- For the past ten hours Hornblower had overseen the changing of course from the larboard to the starboard tack, seeking to gain the latitude of Gibraltar, then sail straight in on a rhumb line.
- ‘It has become a real tactical dual as to whether you'd go straight down the rhumb line (most direct route) or you go wide,’ Peter Campbell from Sydney's Cruising Yacht Club said.
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