Origin of nautical
Examples from the Web for nautical
Leave it to one of America's oldest artist colonies to put a uniquely creative spin on this nautical holiday tradition.
Dana Kennedy on the nautical newcomers and diminishing glamour of St. Tropez and Monte Carlo.
Our nautical experts (who had been at sea for three weeks anyhow) opined that it was "steering" for the Diamond Fields.The Siege of Kimberley|T. Phelan
Poor Giuseppe, in spite of his nautical costume, was man of all work.Jerry|Jean Webster
A nautical term for the holes cut in the flooring in a ship above the keelson, to allow water to drain to the pumps.
But once on this very voyage, during a storm, I had occasion to be convinced that nautical optics will assert their advantage.
Only, upon peculiar occasions arose a necessity for a nautical power as amongst the resources of empire.The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. II (2 vols)|Thomas De Quincey
British Dictionary definitions for nautical
Word Origin for nautical
Word Origin and History for nautical
1550s, from -al (1) + nautic from Middle French nautique, from Latin nauticus "pertaining to ships or sailors," from Greek nautikos "seafaring, naval," from nautes "sailor," from naus "ship," from PIE *nau- "boat" (see naval).