drift angle

noun Nautical.

the angle made by the path of a drifting vessel with its heading.

Nearby words

  1. dries,
  2. driesch,
  3. driest,
  4. drift,
  5. drift anchor,
  6. drift ice,
  7. drift indicator,
  8. drift lead,
  9. drift mine,
  10. drift net

Origin of drift angle

First recorded in 1880–85

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