dead reckoning
Noun

dead reckoning

  1. A method of estimating the position of a ship or aircraft by applying estimates of the distance and direction travelled to a previously known position. In respect to ships/boats, it excludes the effect of wind and current on the vessel. Compare with estimated position. Abbreviation: DR
Translations
  • French: navigation à l'estime
  • Portuguese: navegação estimada
  • Spanish: estima



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