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nautical

[ naw-ti-kuhl, not-i- ]
/ ˈnɔ tɪ kəl, ˈnɒt ɪ- /
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adjective
of or relating to sailors, ships, or navigation: nautical terms.

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Origin of nautical

1545–55; <Latin nautic(us) pertaining to ships or sailors (<Greek nautikós, equivalent to naû(s) ship + -tikos-tic) + -al1

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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH nautical

naval, nautical
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British Dictionary definitions for nautical

nautical
/ (ˈnɔːtɪkəl) /

adjective
of, relating to, or involving ships, navigation, or sailors

Derived forms of nautical

nautically, adverb

Word Origin for nautical

C16: from Latin nauticus, from Greek nautikos, from naus ship
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