rhumb-line error

rhumb-line error

[′rəm ‚līn ¦er·ər]
(navigation)
An acceleration error, such as in a bubble sextant reading, due to an aircraft being in curved flight in space when proceeding along a rhumb line on the earth's surface.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.