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rhumb British & World English

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

rhumb New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

imaginary line on the earth's surface; point of the compass

rhumb line in rhumb British & World English

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