[ ded-rek-uh n ]
/ ˈdɛdˈrɛk ən /
verb (used with object) Navigation.
to calculate (one's position) by means of dead reckoning.
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- dead-man's fingers,
- dead-man's float,
- dead-smooth file,
- dead-stick landing,
Origin of dead-reckon
by back formation
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