nautical day


a period from noon of one day to noon of the next, used in reckoning time aboard ship.

Nearby words

  1. nausicaä,
  2. naut.,
  3. nautch,
  4. nautes,
  5. nautical,
  6. nautical mile,
  7. nauticality,
  8. nautically,
  9. nautiloid,
  10. nautilus

Origin of nautical day

First recorded in 1865–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019