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Meaning of DEAD RECKONING

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  navigation without the aid of celestial observations
  2. [n]  an estimate based on little or no information
 
 Synonyms: guess, guessing, guesswork, shot
 
 See Also: approximation, estimate, estimation, idea, navigation, pilotage, piloting

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dead"-reck`on*ing\, n. (Naut.)
See under {Dead}, a.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: aspect, astronavigation, attitude, azimuth, bearing, bearings, celestial navigation, chronometer, coastwise navigation, consolan, exposure, fix, frontage, lay, lie, line of position, loran, orientation, pilotage, plane sailing, point-to-point navigation, position, position line, radar, radio beacon, radio bearing, radio navigation, set, sextant, shoran, sofar, sonar, tables
 

 

 

 

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