great circle sailing

great-circle sailing

[greyt-sur-kuhl]
noun Navigation.
sailing between two points more or less according to an arc of a great circle, in practice almost always using a series of rhumb lines of different bearings to approximate the arc, whose own bearing changes constantly unless it coincides with a meridian or the equator.
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