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plane sailing

noun, Navigation
1.
sailing on a course plotted without reference to the curvature of the earth.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700
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British Dictionary definitions for plane sailing

plane sailing

noun
1.
(nautical) navigation without reference to the earth's curvature Compare plain sailing
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