true course

true course

[′trü ′kȯrs]
(navigation)
Course relative to true north.

true course

The navigation course for an aircraft measured from the geographical north pole. See course.
References in classic literature ?
Even the ripples were a danger to our overloaded craft, but the worst of it was that we were swept out of our true course and away from our proper landing-place behind the point.
Its sources might lie among wild and inaccessible cliffs, and tumble and foam down rugged defiles and over craggy precipices; but its direction was in the true course, and up this stream he determined to prosecute his route to the Rocky Mountains.
They had laid the brig to, not knowing precisely where they were, and the wind (what little there was of it) not serving well for their true course.
When Richard turns his eyes upon me then, there may be something lying on my breast more eloquent than I have been, with greater power than mine to show him his true course and win him back.
Let us take our time over it, and try to get at the true sense of the case and the true course, by degrees.
We may not arrive at our port within a calculable period, but we would preserve the true course.
He now bore off to the right to counteract the possible deviation from his true course.
The slide portion or the circular slide rule is packed with quick-reference data, including crosswind correction, or the angle between the wind direction and true course.
In true course fashion, he made all on each occasion but, no, he wasn't ridden by Joe Fanning, but on two occasions by vet Brian Abbott.
Though the last person he wants to ever talk to is his father these days, Nick will decide that the only true course of action that can be taken is the one where he confronts Victor and tries to force him to call off the show-even if it means betraying Nikki's secret.
Engaging the narrative by examining our own presumptions about those we perceive as different, examining and understanding the details of a journey that has brought us all so far only to show how great a distance remains, is the only way to banish the outlandish and to set a true course to the future.
The odometer filter estimates the velocity of the land vehicle, the heading filter estimates the heading angle (true course) using information about GPS true course magnetic variation and corrected magnetic course, and the position filter estimates the position, velocity and the heading of the complex GPS and DR system.