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Definition of "nautical" []

  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of ships, shipping, sailors, or navigation on a body of water. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "nautical" in a sentence
  • "[NYT] "By the way, before Cashill hit on his theory, I noted some eerie similarities between Dreams of My Father and the Horatio Hornblower novels of C.S. Forester, which also contain nautical references and are written on a high school level, but I gave up my investigation when I realized that Forrester died in 1966 and probably could not have written Obama's book.""
  • "Let us not judge Ashbery too quickly … I do find his taste in nautical nonsense quite creative, which leads me to believe there is a enough of a screw loose to warrant further investigation."
  • "Whilst we're in nautical mode, here's brave and how about this for actually having a dream and then living it?"