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.

Nearby words

  1. leading edge,
  2. leading indicators,
  3. leading lady,
  4. leading light,
  5. leading man,
  6. leading note,
  7. leading question,
  8. leading rating,
  9. leading reins,
  10. leading strings

Origin of leading mark

First recorded in 1795–1805

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