nau·ti·cal /ˈnɔtɪkəl, ˈnɑ-/
Nau·tic·al a. Of or pertaining to seamen, to the art of navigation, or to ships; as, nautical skill.
Syn: -- Naval; marine; maritime. See Naval.
Nautical almanac. See under Almanac.
Nautical distance, the length in nautical miles of the rhumb line joining any two places on the earth's surface.
nautical mile. See under Mile.
adj : relating to or involving ships or shipping or navigation or
seamen; "nautical charts"; "maritime law"; "marine
insurance" [syn: maritime, marine]