Definition of nautical adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈnɔːtɪkl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɔːtɪkl//
Travelling by boat or ship
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connected with ships, sailors and sailing nautical terms See related entries: Travelling by boat or ship Word Originmid 16th cent.: from French nautique, or via Latin from Greek nautikos, from nautēs ‘sailor’, from naus ‘ship’.
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