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leading mark

[lee-ding] /ˈli dɪŋ/
noun, Navigation.
either of two conspicuous objects regarded as points on a line (leading line) upon which a vessel can sail a safe course.
Origin of leading mark
First recorded in 1795-1805 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It's just a small light—a leading mark for the small craft going into the creek there for lime.

    The Moving Finger Mary Gaunt

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