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Of, relating to, or characteristic of ships, shipping, sailors, or navigation on a body of water.

[From Latin nauticus, from Greek nautikos, from nautēs, sailor, from naus, ship; see nāu- in Indo-European roots.]

nau′ti·cal·ly adv.
Synonyms: nautical, marine, maritime
These adjectives mean of or relating to the sea, ships, shipping, sailors, or navigation: nautical charts; marine insurance; maritime law.


adv superiorin Bezug auf die Seefahrt
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Even in that incapable state, however, I recognised the lazy gentleman standing before me: nautically clad in a suit of shaggy blue, with an oilskin hat.
Although little more than a novelty, this unusual amphibian -- fittingly called the Amphicar -- made it into production and even managed to attract a small knot of nautically minded buyers.
Additionally, Bowen may have given Roderick, who is worried about sunken boats at Mount Morris, a nautically inspired middle name: Vernon.
David and I wander over the grounds, coming across a shipping container that has been perched next to the estuary, given a glass side, and converted into a nautically themed room with a life jacket from the Queen Mary hung on a wall.
50 Service: Laid back Overall: Wonderful nautically themed cafe Disabled access: Disabled access from car park, purpose-built pathway and ramp to front door.
This path took inspiration from its battle-hardened heritage and was called Castle Street, with a continuation nautically christened Pool Lane.
Nautically speaking, Liverpool is port, Newcastle is starboard.
These new features include two open-air picnic pavilions that can host 100 people in each pavilion, a nautically themed destination playground revered by the community, new park furnishings including shaded seating, lighting, improved fish cleaning station, landscaping, walkways and utility upgrades.
The nautically themed restaurant focuses solely on serving Champagne, offering bottles that can't be had anywhere else in the state.
A nautically themed bar called The Brig was a local pub like no other, without windows, with a boat-themed decor and a dark alleyway entrance beneath the flats that only Red Road residents could find, or were brave enough to enter.
A great many fall under the more general heading of Murphy's Law, that great and omnipotent explanation for everything that goes awry, but most of these laws are far more nautically specific than the rather general Murphyism: "If anything can go wrong, it will.