What does the word nautical mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Pertaining to ships, seamen, or navigation.

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by W.H.G. Kingston