dead-reckon

[ ded-rek-uh n ]
/ ˈdɛdˈrɛk ən /

verb (used with object) Navigation.

to calculate (one's position) by means of dead reckoning.

Nearby words

  1. dead-man's fingers,
  2. dead-man's float,
  3. dead-melt,
  4. dead-nettle,
  5. dead-on,
  6. dead-smooth,
  7. dead-smooth file,
  8. dead-stick landing,
  9. dead-tree,
  10. deadbeat

Origin of dead-reckon

by back formation

Related formsdead-reck·on·er, noun

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