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portolano

[ pawr-tl-ah-noh, pohr- ]
/ ˌpɔr tlˈɑ noʊ, ˌpoʊr- /
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noun, plural por·to·la·nos, por·to·la·ni [pawr-tl-ah-nee, pohr-]. /ˌpɔr tlˈɑ ni, ˌpoʊr-/.
a descriptive atlas of the Middle Ages, giving sailing directions and providing charts showing rhumb lines and the location of ports and various coastal features.
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Also called rutter.

Origin of portolano

1855–60; <Italian: shipmaster's guidebook; earlier, harbor master <Medieval Latin portulānus.See port1, -ule, -an
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