nautical

[ naw-ti-kuhl, not-i- ]
/ ˈnɔ tɪ kəl, ˈnɒt ɪ- /

adjective

of or relating to sailors, ships, or navigation: nautical terms.

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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Related forms

Can be confused

naval nautical
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nautical

/ (ˈnɔːtɪkəl) /

adjective

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

Derived Forms

nautically, adverb

Word Origin for nautical

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