In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- It was the Greeks who pioneered modern methods of navigating by calculation rather than by dead reckoning.
- Considering the weather conditions, dead reckoning or entering accurate data on the GPS was not a possibility.
- There is no corresponding southern pole star, so dead reckoning became the primary navigating process.
- Steady course and speed or continuous monitoring of their changes is required for effective dead reckoning.
- For centuries, the only way to navigate was to look at the position of the sun and stars and use dead reckoning.
- In dead reckoning you estimate distance traveled along a given heading as a function of velocity and elapsed time.
- We fitted the trucks with air wheels - balloon tires, we would say now - and kept going, navigating like mariners, by sextant and compass and dead reckoning.
- I had been going by dead reckoning, traveling up the incline, letting the slope of the incline guide me.
- I decided to refigure all my dead reckoning and try to at least get some general idea of where I should be.
- At first, crews had to rely on dead reckoning - estimating position by speed, flying time and compass.
- Back in 1927, Lindbergh proved that a combination of dead reckoning and pilotage can work well, even over a 3,610-mile, 331 2-hour flight.
- Even if you choose to find your way by dead reckoning, the rear-view mirror has a little LED display to tell you which point of the compass you are heading towards.
- They had been in clouds since the beginning, navigating only by dead reckoning.
- Christopher Columbus used dead reckoning for his voyages across the Atlantic Ocean.
- Since medieval times, mariners have employed dead reckoning to navigate their vessels.
- When human mariners and lunar astronauts navigated by dead reckoning they used charts, tables, various measuring instruments, and a considerable amount of mathematics.
- Due to this appalling weather the convoy had to rely on dead reckoning for navigation.
- After I crossed the first two rivers my dead reckoning told me it was time to take the turn south, but the high mountain checkpoint was not in sight.
- The pure navigational techniques of celestial and dead reckoning should have been superseded at this time by pilotage.
- Sometimes he takes one route, and sometimes another, just as his fancy inclines him, he pays no attention to the compass, but sails by dead reckoning of his own devising.
2informal(guesswork)cálculo a ojo (de buen cubero) masculine informalcálculo al ojo (de buen cubero) masculine Southern Cone Colombia informal
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