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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A measuring instrument for measuring the angular distance between celestial objects; A unit of angular distance equal to 60 degrees.

Usage examples (34)
  • The sextant is the one most in use and so will be described first.
  • The sextant, which is the instrument universally used at sea, was gradually evolved from similar instruments used from the earliest times.
  • I spent a considerable time in repairing my sextant.
  • I'm taking a sextant up top and taking a moon-sight. for more
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