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oblique sailing

noun
  1. the navigation of a vessel on a point of the compass other than one of the cardinal points.
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Origin of oblique sailing

First recorded in 1700–10
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British Dictionary definitions for oblique sailing

oblique sailing

noun
  1. a ship's movement on a course that is not due north, south, east, or west
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