sailing on a course plotted without reference to the curvature of the earth.
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- plane iron,
- plane joint,
- plane of incidence,
- plane of pelvic canal,
- plane polarization,
- plane spotter,
- plane surveying,
- plane suture,
- plane table,
- plane tree
Origin of plane sailing
First recorded in 1690–1700
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Examples from the Web for plane sailing
Plane-sailing is so simple that it is colloquially used to express anything so easy that it is impossible to make a mistake.The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth
nautical navigation without reference to the earth's curvatureCompare plain sailing
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