- rhumb line.
- a point of the compass.
Origin of rhumb
Examples from the Web for rhumb
Historical Examples of 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