oblique sailing
the movement of a ship when she sails upon some rhumb between the four cardinal points, making an oblique angle with the meridian.

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  • Oblique sailing — Oblique Ob*lique , a. [F., fr. L. obliquus; ob (see {Ob }) + liquis oblique; cf. licinus bent upward, Gr. le chrios slanting.] [Written also {oblike}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not erect or perpendicular; neither parallel to, nor at right angles from,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oblique sailing — noun : the movement of a vessel when it sails upon a course making an oblique angle with the meridian * * * the navigation of a vessel on a point of the compass other than one of the cardinal points. [1700 10] …   Useful english dictionary

  • oblique sailing — the navigation of a vessel on a point of the compass other than one of the cardinal points. [1700 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • oblique sailing — /əblik ˈseɪlɪŋ/ (say uhbleek sayling) noun navigation along a course other than directly north, south, east, or west …   Australian English dictionary

  • Sailing — Sail ing, n. 1. The act of one who, or that which, sails; the motion of a vessel on water, impelled by wind or steam; the act of starting on a voyage. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) The art of managing a vessel; seamanship; navigation; as, globular… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sailing master — Sailing Sail ing, n. 1. The act of one who, or that which, sails; the motion of a vessel on water, impelled by wind or steam; the act of starting on a voyage. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) The art of managing a vessel; seamanship; navigation; as,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oblique — Ob*lique , a. [F., fr. L. obliquus; ob (see {Ob }) + liquis oblique; cf. licinus bent upward, Gr. le chrios slanting.] [Written also {oblike}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not erect or perpendicular; neither parallel to, nor at right angles from, the base; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oblique angle — Oblique Ob*lique , a. [F., fr. L. obliquus; ob (see {Ob }) + liquis oblique; cf. licinus bent upward, Gr. le chrios slanting.] [Written also {oblike}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not erect or perpendicular; neither parallel to, nor at right angles from,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oblique arch — Oblique Ob*lique , a. [F., fr. L. obliquus; ob (see {Ob }) + liquis oblique; cf. licinus bent upward, Gr. le chrios slanting.] [Written also {oblike}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not erect or perpendicular; neither parallel to, nor at right angles from,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oblique ascension — Oblique Ob*lique , a. [F., fr. L. obliquus; ob (see {Ob }) + liquis oblique; cf. licinus bent upward, Gr. le chrios slanting.] [Written also {oblike}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not erect or perpendicular; neither parallel to, nor at right angles from,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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