Translation of dead reckoning in Spanish:

dead reckoning

estimación, n.

noun

  • 1

    Nautical
    estimación feminine
    • 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    • The pure navigational techniques of celestial and dead reckoning should have been superseded at this time by pilotage.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 informal
    cálculo al ojo (de buen cubero) masculine Southern Cone Colombia informal