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Mercator sailing

noun, Navigation.
1.
sailing according to rhumb lines, which appear as straight lines on a Mercator chart.
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  • If oblique, it is solved by middle latitude, or Mercator sailing.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • Also, one of the examples of Mercator sailing to be done by both the Inspection and Logarithmic method.

    Lectures in Navigation Ernest Gallaudet Draper
  • Say distance is 1600 miles measured by dividers or secured by Mercator sailing Method.

    Lectures in Navigation Ernest Gallaudet Draper

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