great-circle sailing

great-circle sailing

[′grāt ¦sər·kəl ′sāl·iŋ]
(navigation)
Any method of solving the various problems involving courses, distance, and so on, as they are relating to a great-circle track.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in classic literature ?
Our voyaging is only great-circle sailing, and the doctors prescribe for diseases of the skin merely.
Plain, Mercator and Great-Circle Sailing, Dialling and Astronomy'.(11)) Dougharty was not sole tutor at his school by this time, lessons being conducted |by my Self and Son, from 6 in the Morning to 10, and thence to 12 at Noon by my Son; also by us both, from 1 in the Afternoon, to 4, or longer if requir'd'.