Nau"tic*al (?), a. [L. nauticus, Gr. , fr. a seaman, sailor, fr. ship: cf. F. nautique. See Nave of a church.]
Of or pertaining to seamen, to the art of navigation, or to ships; as, nautical skill.
Syn. -- Naval; marine; maritime. See Naval.
Nautical almanac. See under Almanac. -- Nautical distance, the length in nautical miles of the rhumb line joining any two places on the earth's surface. -- nautical mile. see under Mile.
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