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sextantnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈsek.stənt/
a ​device used on a ​ship or ​aircraft for ​measuringangles, such as those between ​stars or that between the ​sun and the ​earth, in ​order to ​discover the ​exactposition of the ​ship or ​aircraft
(Definition of sextant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sextant”
in Chinese (Simplified) (船舶或飞机精确定位用的)六分仪…
in Chinese (Traditional) (船舶或飛機精確定位用的)六分儀…
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