rhumb-line sailing

rhumb-line sailing

[′rəm ‚līn ¦sāl·iŋ]
(navigation)
Any method of solving the various problems involving course, distance, difference of latitude, difference of longitude, and departure, as they are related to a rhumb line.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.