coasting


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coasting

[′kō·stiŋ]
(navigation)
Proceeding approximately parallel to a coastline and near enough to be in pilot waters most of the time.
References in classic literature ?
She felt so now about herself; and when her first petulance was over, resolved to give up coasting and everything else, rather than have any nonsense with Tom, who, thanks to his neglected education, was as ignorant as herself of the charms of this new amusement for school-children.