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false horizon

a line or plane that simulates the horizon, used in altitude-measuring devices or the like.
Origin of false horizon
First recorded in 1805-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • A stratum of 243 false horizon separated the two sets of images.

  • They ranged southward to the point where vision failed against the false horizon of dull amber haze.

    The Destroying Angel

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