Pronunciation: (bou'dich), [key]
1. Nathaniel, 1773–1838, U.S. mathematician, astronomer, and navigator.
2. a handbook of navigation, American Practical Navigator, originally prepared by N. Bowditch and published since 1802 in a series of editions.
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