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danger angle

noun, Navigation.
a horizontal or vertical angle, subtended by two points on shore, that provides a maximum or minimum angle between the points as observed from a vessel if it is to steer a safe course.
Origin of danger angle
First recorded in 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • A single sextant angle furnishes a means of avoiding a known danger by using what is known as the horizontal "danger angle."

    Nautical Charts G. R. Putnam
  • Let me say right here, though, I can't spread the danger angle too thick.

    Dave Dawson with the R.A.F R. Sidney Bowen

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