Of, relating to, or characteristic of ships, shipping, sailors, or navigation on a body of water.
[From Latin nauticus, from Greek nautikos, from nautēs, sailor, from naus, ship; see nāu- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
Synonyms: nautical, marine, maritime
These adjectives mean of or relating to the sea, ships, shipping, sailors, or navigation: nautical charts; marine insurance; maritime law.
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