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sextant

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈsek.stənt/
a device used on a ship or aircraft for measuring angles, such as those between stars or that between the sun and the Earth, in order to discover the exact position of the ship or aircraft
Translations of “sextant”
in Chinese (Traditional) (船舶或飛機精確定位用的)六分儀…
in Chinese (Simplified) (船舶或飞机精确定位用的)六分仪…
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