- rhumb line.
- a point of the compass.
Origin of rhumb
1570–80; < Spanish rumbo < Latin rhombus rhombus
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Examples from the Web for rhumb
Rhumb lines are drawn from numerous centers over the surface of the terrestrial globe.Terrestrial and Celestial Globes Vol I
Edward Luther Stevenson
A term when a look-out man announces a rhumb or bearing of any object in this quarter.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
Rhumb Line, a circle on the earth's surface making a given angle with the meridian; applied to the course of a ship in navigation.The Nuttall Encyclopaedia
Edited by Rev. James Wood
- short for rhumb line
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