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nautical day

noun
1.
a period from noon of one day to noon of the next, used in reckoning time aboard ship.
Origin of nautical day
1865-1870
1865-70
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  • In his journal Flinders gave the date of the nautical day, which commenced at noon.

    Terre Napoleon Ernest Scott

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