rhumb line


rhumb line

noun

  1. a curve on the surface of a sphere that cuts all meridians at the same angle. It is the path taken by a vessel or aircraft that maintains a constant compass direction.

noun

  1. an imaginary line on the surface of a sphere, such as the earth, that intersects all meridians at the same angle
  2. the course navigated by a vessel or aircraft that maintains a uniform compass heading

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