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rhumb' line"




a curve on the surface of a sphere that cuts all meridians at the same angle. It is the path taken by a vessel or aircraft that maintains a constant compass direction. Also called loxodrome, rhumb.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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