oblique rhumb line

oblique rhumb line

[ə′blēk ′rəm ‚līn]
(mapping)
A line making the same oblique angle with all fictitious meridians of an oblique Mercator projection; oblique parallels and meridians may be considered special cases of the oblique rhumb line.
Any rhumb line, real or fictitious, making an oblique angle with its meridians; in this sense the expression is used to distinguish such rhumb lines from parallels and meridians, real or fictitious, which may be included in the expression “rhumb line.”
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.