Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to ships, seamen, or navigation.

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Usage examples "nautical":

  1. The Nautical Almanack gives the height it would be at noon on that day along every parallel so that a few figures enabled him to ascertain how far north we had sailed. - "A Yacht Voyage Round England", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. On the bosom of that river I gained my first practical experience of affairs nautical, and many a trip I made down to Appledore with my schoolfellow Ned Treggellis, in a boat which, had not a special providence watched over us, would speedily have consigned us to the muddy bottom of the stream. - "Hurricane Hurry", W.H.G. Kingston.
  3. Accordingly he smoked and spun yarns all day long in true nautical fashion, and young Peter McDuff did the work. - "The End of the Rainbow", Marian Keith.