relating to or involving boats or delivery or navigation or seamen
- Of or related to seamen into art of navigation or to vessels as nautical skill
- Of or with respect to seamen, into art of navigation, or to boats; since, nautical skill.
ertaining to vessels or even the skill of navigation or the business of carriage by water.
1550s, from -al (1) + nautic from Middle French nautique, from Latin nauticus "pertaining to ships or sailors," from Greek nautikos "seafaring, naval," from nautes "sailor," from naus "ship," from PIE *nau- (2) "boat" (see naval).
(a.) Of or pertaining to seamen, to your art of navigation, or even vessels; because, nautical skill.
Airy then at length published an account of the circumstances, and Adams's memoir was printed as an appendix to the Nautical Almanac. A keen controversy arose in France and England as to the merits of the two astronomers.