[naw-ti-kuhl, not-i-]
of or pertaining to sailors, ships, or navigation: nautical terms.

1545–55; < Latin nautic(us) pertaining to ships or sailors (< Greek nautikós, equivalent to naû(s) ship + -tikos -tic) + -al1

nauticality [naw-ti-kal-i-tee, not-i-] , noun
nautically, adverb
nonnautical, adjective
nonnautically, adverb
unnautical, adjective

naval, nautical.

seagoing, marine, maritime. Unabridged
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nautical (ˈnɔːtɪkəl)
of, relating to, or involving ships, navigation, or sailors
[C16: from Latin nauticus, from Greek nautikos, from naus ship]

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Word Origin & History

1552, from M.Fr. nautique, from L. nauticus "pertaining to ships or sailors," from Gk. nautikos, from nautes "sailor," from naus "ship," from PIE *nau- "boat" (see naval).
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Example sentences
If you're of a nautical bent, you already know the answer.
Nautical maps can inspire seaside daydreams as well as provide a wealth of
  information for safe sailing.
Enchanted by a symbol for a whirlpool on a nautical chart, best-selling.
He suggested hanging buoys, yacht pennants, and old lighthouse lanterns to
  telegraph nautical charm.
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